Twin Library Recording Company presents the debut release by Edmonton's No Museums. Recorded, scorched and cracked in the summer of 2014.
The basement is the same as before. The lights are just reflecting into different corners.
I Was A Worker is supported by the Edmonton Arts Council and the City of Edmonton.
"My fingers are crossed that No Museums, a successor to Edmonton’s Twin Library, will forgive me if I’m not the first scribe to liken them to Guided By Voices. While no one can truly mimic Robert Pollard and Co. wholesale, No Museums’ scraggly splay of distortion, lo-fi ambience, and intermittent melancholia captures the quintessence of GBV’s Under the Bushes, Under the Stars epoch. That formula ebbs occasionally on the decidedly lucid 'Model Train Makers,' but I prefer NM’s more roughhewn tendencies, specifically those populating 'The Sport,' and 'National Dark Parks,' which embed just enough dirt and grit under the fingernails to make you wince in curious delight."
The Big Takeover, issue 75
"Though I’ve often hailed Twin Library for their economy of sound and songwriting, No Museums distills their essence even further by defining each instrument more sharply than before. The very definition of being “the same yet different”, No Museums feels like an advancement of where Twin Library was heading rather than a sharp left turn or about face"
Quick Before It Melts, October 2014
"There are all sorts of musical nods here, but I enjoy the band’s approach to craftsmanship; they’re creating this basement folk music with just hints of distortion that swell and build throughout. Definitely a nice touch. Enjoy your listening."
Austin Town Hall, September 2014
"Down and dirty classic indie garage rock for fans of The Jesus and Mary Chain, Pavement and Sonic Youth"
Deadly Music!, September 2014
"No Museums has mastered the alt-rock sound of the ‘90s – think of Pavement, or Built To Spill, and add a pinch of The Velvet Underground or The Jesus and Mary Chain"
Gray Owl Point, October 2014
#3 CJSR Edmonton, January 13, 2015
#14 CJAM Windsor, December 23, 2014
#5 CFBX Kamloops, November 25, 2014
#25 scop Toronto, November 25, 2014
#8 CFBU St. Catharines, October 21, 2014
#9 CFRC Kingston, October 21, 2014
#24 CKUT Montreal, October 21, 2014