Wednesday, December 08, 2021


TONIGHT! Wyrd War proudly presents composer/songwriter Sean Spillane’s haunting and hypnotic original motion picture soundtrack for the independent American folk horror film JUG FACE (2013) on vinyl for the first time with a special screening at Portland's historic STAR THEATER! Doors at 7pm. Movie at 8pm. Director Chad Crawford Kinkle’s JUG FACE intelligently transcends the popular tropes of backwoods rural-based horror as it follows a teen’s desperate attempts to escape the macabre traditions of her isolated Appalachian community that worships an unseen chthonic force that inhabits an earthen pit. Exploring themes of neurodiversity, poverty, social isolation, incest, domestic violence and the dark shadow of religion, Spillane’s compositions evoke complex emotions with minimalist tools. Newly sequenced by Wyrd War for maximum long playing impact, side one is an atmospheric slow burn that rumbles, plods and slinks with beautifully textured acoustic dirges, thick with cascading delay effects that suggest the mottled light of dense woodlands, including three previously unreleased tracks. Side two erupts with startlingly contrasting diegetic alt-country stomps, that can be heard by the characters on screen as the story unfolds, replete with horns and vocal drawls that recall Alan and Marilyn Bergman’s lyrical wit for Quincy Jones’ IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT soundtrack. Mastered for vinyl by Timothy Stollenwerk and highlighting original artwork from the film by Zach and Hannah Passero, JUG FACE is pressed to stunning “Appalachian Gold” vinyl in a limited edition of 400. Available tonight at the Wyrd War merch table or online here. The pit wants what the pit wants!