Articles tagged post-rock

We Lost the Sea - “A Gallant Gentleman” (audio) (premiere)

The Australian band needs no words to tell a moving story.

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24 Nov 2015 // 2:30 AM

Mogwai: Central Belters

Mogwai celebrate 20 years of racket in style with Central Belters, a box set primed for fans to hair-split.

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24 Nov 2015 // 2:10 AM

Zombi: Shape Shift

Synth-driven duo returns with a stellar example of why the world still needs post rock.

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Maserati: Rehumanizer

The listener may find him or herself wondering why we need a brand new record of this kind of stuff in 2015.

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Ghost Against Ghost - “still love” (audio stream) (premiere)

The progressive rock project led by composer Christopher Bono channels both vintage and modern sounds on their new EP.

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26 Oct 2015 // 1:20 AM

Swans: The Gate

Michael Gira’s lauded experimental rock group returns with an apocalyptic shriek.

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22 Oct 2015 // 1:20 AM

Inventions: Blanket Waves

While Eluvium's sound used to have a cathartic bent to it, Matthew Cooper has been increasingly pushing his sound into intellectual territory.

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Crippled Black Phoenix - “Spider Island” (audio) (premiere)

The adventurous UK band is back with a new lineup, a new record label, and a stunning new track.

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Baby Labour - ‘Aruban Sandwich’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Canadian math rock trio bring the noise on their new album. So to speak.

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15 Sep 2015 // 1:30 AM

Battles: La Di Da Di

Battles have figured out exactly what they want to do as a trio, making La Di Da Di feel more focused than their last album.

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Valley - ‘Sunburst’ (EP stream) (premiere)

Sweden can do no wrong when it comes to psychedelic rock, and Valley is the latest export deserving of some attention.

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27 Aug 2015 // 12:30 PM

El Ten Eleven: Fast Forward

On their sixth full-length album, El Ten Eleven connects their well-honed musical idiosyncrasies with personal tragedy.

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God Is an Astronaut: Helios | Erebus

While Helios | Erebus may not be the best the group has to offer, it’s still a gorgeous yet heartrending opus as only they could provide.

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Tim Bowness: Stupid Things That Mean the World

So few of Bowness’s peers show the same level of artistic integrity and fearlessness, not to mention boundless creativity and precise expressionism.

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17 Jul 2015 // 1:10 AM

Ken Camden: Dream Memory

Camden creates a Rorschach palette of guitars and synths that allows the listener to create their own meaning.

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23 Jun 2015 // 1:20 AM

Son Lux: Bones

Son Lux only offers the bones of something once promising.

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Haiku Salut - “Bleak and Beautiful (All Things)” (video) (Premiere)

With melancholy piano figures and a whimsical waltz, "Bleak and Beautiful (All Things)" finds the Derbyshire, UK trio Haiku Salut making simply delightful post-rock that's a cut above the rest.

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Sea Cycles - ‘Ground & Air’ (album stream) (Premiere)

Ground & Air is a reflective summer soundtrack where post-rock instrumentation meets the synth-pop aesthetic.

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And So I Watch You From Afar: Heirs

The reverb-drenched Heirs is a solidly fun and frantic album, a rarity for the stuffy, overserious post-rock genre.

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A Troop of Echoes - ‘The Longest Year on Record’ (album stream) (Premiere)

The saxophone-led omnivorous instrumentalists of A Troop of Echoes have made their sophomore LP, The Longest Year on Record, available for stream on PopMatters a week before its release.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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