Articles tagged post-rock

11 Jul 2016 // 10:50 AM

Jeff Parker: The New Breed

While unpacking boxes, Chicago guitarist Jeff Parker found demos for a fun, nifty little album that stands equal to his day job in Tortoise.

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Mogwai Explores the Nuclear Age’s Benefits and Disasters on ‘Atomic’

Mogwai finds ways to balance their music to their political stance -- complete nuclear disarmament of all countries in possession of weapons of mass destruction -- with a strong emphasis of dynamics to match the themes of annihilation, despair, and hope, albeit bleak.

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Barry Adamson: Know Where to Run

Know Where to Run will do little to seduce those already unwilling to wade through Barry Adamson’s spotty catalog, but in spite of a few regrettable artistic choices the album as a whole is eminently listenable, and for brief stretches even indispensable.

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20 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

M83: Junk

What connected on a deeper emotional level with Saturday=Youth is replaced by a chasm of wonder: what in good God’s name was the band’s central idea with Junk?

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30 Mar 2016 // 2:30 AM

Mogwai: Atomic

Mogwai tackle soundtracking the fear of the bomb with a smart emphasis on how delicate and sacred life is.

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Explosions in the Sky: The Wilderness

Explosions in the Sky offer up the most significant sonic transformation of their career in The Wilderness.

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Distorted Reality and the Art of Magic: An Interview with the Besnard Lakes

"We're not really witches and warlocks," explains Jace Lasek of the Besnard Lakes. He does, however, profess an awareness of what he calls a "secret underworld" beneath the surface of everyday consciousness.

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28 Mar 2016 // 9:43 AM

The Besnard Lakes Release Video for “Necronomicon” + Tour Dates

The Besnard Lakes have just released a video for "Necronomicon" off A Coliseum Complex Museum.

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The Magnetic North: Prospect of Skelmersdale

It's a trip back home for singer Simon Tong as the Magnetic North paints a portrait of his hometown on their new album.

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Sylvaine - “Saudade” (audio) (premiere)

Ambiance. Shoegaze. Internal conflict. The language of Sylvaine.

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And Then There Were Three: An Interview with Son Lux

It started with Ryan Lott was making music for ads. Now Emmy-nominated actresses star in his band's music videos. The Son Lux story is ever-evolving and all too-fascinating.

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22 Feb 2016 // 2:05 PM

Explosions in the Sky - “The Wilderness” (Singles Going Steady)

Explosions in the Sky creates a minimalist symphony of shuddering piano and brisk electronic soundscaping.

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10 Feb 2016 // 3:10 AM

Bloodiest: Bloodiest

Relapse Records and Chicago underdogs team up for a bloody good noise/art rock mélange.

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25 Jan 2016 // 3:10 AM

Caspian: Dust and Disquiet

Placing cinematic swells and retreats in a mélange of delicate arpeggios, thrashing metal, and haunting vocality, Dust and Disquiet reimagines what post-rock music can do.

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19 Jan 2016 // 3:00 AM

The Tortoise Wins: An Interview with Dan Bitney

Tortoise's Dan Bitney talks about 25 years in post-rock, the band's latest collaboration with Chicago's free-jazz community and why it made sense to add vocals after all these years.

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The Besnard Lakes: A Coliseum Complex Museum

A deep love for texture and amplification is what gives Besnard Lakes' records their distinctive flair, manifesting a capacity to engage with a kaleidoscopic resonance.

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Tortoise: The Catastrophist

Seven years since their last LP, the revered post-rock band return with a familiar but ultimately fulfilling album.

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Swans: White Light From the Mouth of Infinity / Love of Life

Though these early '90s records have a bright transcendence that makes them feel like outliers, they fit perfectly into the Swans canon.

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Maserati Remains Fun, Friendly With ‘Rehumanizer’

Don't worry about whether Maserati is rock band, post rock band, Krautrock band. In the end, it's just fun.

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9 Dec 2015 // 3:10 AM

Esmerine: Lost Voices

Lost Voices is an immediate and arresting expedition into new wilds for the Montreal ensemble.

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