L.A. trio Flat Worms released their second full-length, Antarctica, back in April via GOD?/Drag City. They made the album with Steve Albini and, no surprise, it's their toughest, punkest record yet. It was also rather well timed to the start of COVID lockdown. “Isolation is one of the main themes on this record, with the hope that by expressing this feeling of loneliness, we collectively feel less isolated,” said guitarist/vocalist Will Ivy when it was released. “As we all are required to stay in our homes and quarantine all over the world, we hope this record serves as a message of solidarity.” If you haven't checked it out, give it a spin below.
We've been asking artists for their Top 10s of the year and we hit up Will for his. He notes that the mostly show-free pandemic year we've had meant that most of his favorite albums from 2020 were actually from 2019, so he's offered up a pandemic-related "Insane in the Mundane" Top 10 that includes baking, relaxing, tiny horses, the sounds of nature and more. His commentary for each item is pretty great and you can read that below.