Pewter Cub release new album, comprised entirely of dialogue from ‘The Net’
On Saturday, Pewter Cub will release If You Can Hold Your Breath—an album comprised entirely of dialogue from the 1995 Sandra Bullock film The Net.
The film/album delineates the struggles of a computer analyst who gets caught up in the exciting world of cyber terrorism.
“Writing songs is so hard,” explains Pewter Cub bassist Regan Lorie.
“Initially we thought we’d add music behind the dialogue,” continues guitarist Scott Sanford, “But then we just figured, ‘fuck it.’ There’s no way you’re going to take that dialogue and improve on it.”
The band purchased a copy of ‘The Net’ from the 5 dollar bin at a local Wal-Mart and ripped the audio to Pro Tools. The results are astonishing.
Most of the tracks are dedicated to Sandra Bullock’s character, Angela Bennett, arriving in Cozumel. However, later tracks focus on the dialogue in the film’s exciting climax atop the catwalk at a computer convention.
The entire album is a riot—the tension and terse words create a pace that recalls Joy Division or The Amboy Dukes.
“I’m really proud of how it turned out. I forget what our last album was called but this one is probably better,” says drummer Dave Jennings, “I was in an Ecuadoran prison for 3 years and we watched ‘The Net’ constantly. I’m just a huge fan of Sandra Bullock in general.”
If You Can Hold Your Breath will be released on Bellyache Records. The band performs Saturday night at the Lager House with Pink Lightning and Fur.