Brian McMahan

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Brian McMahan
Brian McMahan of Slint.jpg
McMahan in 2007
Background information
Origin Louisville, Kentucky
Genres Post-rock
Math rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1983–2000, 2005–present
Associated acts Slint
The For Carnation
King Kong
Squirrel Bait
Palace Brothers
Notable instruments
Fender Stratocaster
Gibson Les Paul

Brian McMahan is a guitarist from Louisville, Kentucky. He was a member of the band Squirrel Bait[2] and went on to create the seminal band Slint.[3] He was both vocalist and guitarist for this band. After their breakup in November 1990, he went on to play with Will Oldham on his project Palace Brothers. In 1994, Brian formed The For Carnation[4] which acted as a creative outlet; he remains the only permanent member of the band. He was also part of King Kong. McMahan plays guitar on the song "Why I'm So Unhappy" by Dntel.


  1. ^ Guntzel, J. "Invisible Histories: Slint". Mog. Archived from the original on March 21, 2009. Retrieved October 4, 2010. 
  2. ^ Huey, Steve. "Biography: Squirrel Bait". Allmusic. Retrieved August 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Slint". Allmusic. Retrieved August 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ Huey, Steve. "Biography: The For Carnation". Allmusic. Retrieved August 1, 2010. 

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