Something about the Matador sound of the 1990s really warms my rock ears. Helium! Liz Phair! Pavement! Bettie Serveert! Silkworm is another. An important split in the sound of Silkworm occurred when Joel RL Phelps quit the band to go solo. Some contend their band actually improved as a trio, and that’s an argument not without its merits, but it’s no accident that when pressed to reduce Silkworm to a single song I chose one of Phelps’s last recordings with the band.