I Hear Sirens – Between Conciousness and Sleep

Artist I Hear Sirens Album Between Conciousness and Sleep Genre Post-Rock Buy/DL Bandcamp Web Facebook, Site Label Independent Release 7 May 2013 Rating: Good Salt Lake City’s I Hear Sirens have released a compelling album with “Between Consciousness and Sleep.”  While not reinventing the wheel, they have continued the tradition of post-rock as extension of […]

RQTN – Passenger EP

Artist RQTN Album Passenger Genre Post-Classical, Instrumental Buy/DL Bandcamp Web  Facebook Label Independent Release 1 March 2013 Rating: Excellent I don’t know what it is about the French that makes their atmospherics so coercive and moving. From Alcest to Para One, and from Air to M83, they just keep it coming with transcendent atmosphere and […]

We.Own.The.Sky – “The Glass/Nails EP”

Artist We.Own.The.Sky Album The Glass/Nails EP Genre Post Metal/Post-rock, Experimental, Ambient Buy/DL Bandcamp Web Facebook Label Independent Release 1-13-13 Rating EXCELLENT Amazing. Another fairly young band, in a foreign land, totally killing it. I’m actually getting sick of liking this much music. At some point I’m sure I’ll have the cathartic pleasure to review a […]

set and setting – “Equanimity”

Artist set and setting Album Equanimity Genre Post-rock/Post Metal, Ambient Buy/DL Bandcamp | Science of Silence Web Facebook Label Science of Silence Release 6-04-13 Rating Very Good At first listen, I was tempted to write St. Petersburg Florida’s set and setting’s “Equanimity” off as just another status quo third wave band.  I’m sure you’re familiar with this sort […]

Seas of Years – Ocean Rift

Artist Sea of Years Album Ocean Rift Genre Post-Rock /Instrumental Buy/DL Bandcamp Web Facebook Label Independent Release 4-20-13 Rating Very Good Stockholm’s Sea of Years are a young band, incepted in the summer of 2012, by four gentlemen who had not previously played this style of music. You could have fooled me.  “Ocean Rift” is […]

Tales of Murder and Dust – Skeleton Flowers EP

Artist Tales of Murder and Dust Album Skeleton Flowers Genre Shoegaze / Post Rock / Psychedelic Buy/DL Bandcamp Web Facebook Label Across the Floor Records Release 6-5-13 Rating Very Good We want to hear what you think of this album too! Do you agree with our review? Hate it? Love it? Leave a comment below. […]

Sleep Lady – So Long Lonely Ghost

Artist Sleep Lady Album So Long Lonely Ghost Genre Post-Rock / Post-Metal Buy/DL Bandcamp Web Facebook Label Independent Release 11-13-12 Rating Very Good (IamHop Note: Again, my never-ending thanks to Erich Heider for providing a well written review of this album.) A conglomerate of genres smashing together can yield one of two things. The first […]

Psycho Tree – Black January

Artist Psycho Tree Album Black January Genre Post-Rock / Progressive / Experimental Buy/DL VK (Translate the page) Web Facebook Label Independent Release 2013 Rating Very Good (IamHop note – A BIG thanks for Erich Heider for writing this review. This release is truly a gem.) Thanks to the gods of the internet (and IamHop) I […]

On Wings of Wax – The Empty Bed

Artist On Wings of Wax Album ‘The Empty Bed’ Genre Post-Metal | Djent | Progressive Buy/DL Bandcamp Web Facebook Label Any and All Records Release Feb 17 2013 Rating Excellent On Wings of Wax, Melbourne-Victoria’s Adam Kluga’s primarily one man show is one of those bands that’s like a wish fulfillment. Though undeniably contemporary, heavy, […]

Roundtable Review #2 – Godspeed You! Black Emperor – “Alleujah! Don’t Bend Ascend” – 85%

In our latest installment of roundtable review, we tackle the legendary Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s  ‘Alleujah! Don’t Bend Ascend’ , their first album in 10 years. Our writers were highly divided on this album and this will definitely be one of the more controversial installments of the series. Shooter:  With ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!’, Godspeed […]