The Turn of the Screw:  Thumbscrew continues to hone its singular trio sound

Is there such a thing as “band at first sight?” The short but musically rich history of Thumbscrew begs for that sort of mythologizing. Ever since the day that bassist Michael Formanek subbed on a gig featuring guitarist Mary Halvorson and drummer Tomas Fujiwara, the three have been seemingly inseparable. Besides the six albums they’ve released

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