Articles tagged post-rock

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 // 2:30 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 // 1:30 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 // 2:10 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 // 2:20 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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28 Apr 2015 // 2:05 AM

Braids: Deep in the Iris

The Montreal trio's latest album shows an increasingly refined sense of knowing when to nurture one impulse and temper another, embracing compromise without sacrifice.

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Aidan Baker: The Confessional Tapes

One of heavy music's most prolific and interesting artists makes a quiet, patient album that stands with his best work.

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress

Godspeed You! Black Emperor deals in catharsis, which the world needs as much now as it ever has.

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Kenosha Kid - “Zombie Party” (video) (Premiere)

Surf rock meets jazz meets bizarro black and white in the latest music video by the Athens, Georgia experimental outfit Kenosha Kid.

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29 Oct 2014 // 2:01 AM

Sólstafir: Ótta

Sólstafir won't go gentle into that good night.

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We Were Promised Jetpacks: Unraveling

How many times can you challenge your audience to join you at the top of the room before these big moves become big tropes?

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This Will Destroy You: Another Language

On its latest, This Will Destroy You continues its mission to single-handedly destroy the eardrums of post-rock fans.

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"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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