New Cloudkicker song premiere

Multi-instrumentalist Cloudkicker has just released a new song, entitled “Hello”. It appears that this 10 minute–long experimental track is a standalone song, not yet scheduled to appear on an upcoming release. As with all of Cloudkicker‘s releases, “Hello” can be downloaded for free (or name your price) on Bandcamp (see below for link). In addition, […]

Staff Picks – Shooter’s top 10 albums and songs of 2012

Having previously written reviews for Sputnikmusic, Shooter is Postrockstar’s lead contributor and has been a welcome addition to the site since he joined on two and a half months ago. From the other side of the pond, the 20-something lists Explosions in the Sky, This Will Destroy You, Mono, Caspian and P.G.Lost as his favorite […]

Help Lowercase Noises fund the vinyl pressing of Passage EP

Last November, Lowercase Noises released ‘Passage’, an ambient/post-rock EP that that was as elegant as it was ambitious. ‘Passage’ received a very positive review from Post-Rockstar, which can be found here. Now, Andy Othling (the man behind this project) is looking to press ‘Passage’ on vinyl, and he needs your support to do so. A […]

Long Distance Calling unveil upcoming album artwork, new song

Long Distance Calling — a heavy post-rock band from Germany — have just unveiled the artwork for their upcoming album ‘The Flood Inside’, along with a song from that album, entitled “Ductus”, for free download. See below for the artwork and a link to download “Ductus” (note: downloading requires you to submit your email address). Download “Ductus” […]

New album by The Appleseed Cast announced, plus song premiere

Emo darlings turned post-rock perfectionists The Appleseed Cast have recently announced their eighth studio album, ‘Illumination Ritual’, which is to be released on April 9th 2013 via Graveface Records. In the meantime, Graveface Records has made the song “North Star Ordination” — The Appleseed Cast‘s contribution to Graveface Records’ Coalition for the Homeless fundraising efforts — available to stream for free. […]

Echotide – As Our Floodlights Gave Way to Dawn – 98%

Australia has been a great source for post/math-rock in recent years, with bands such as sleepmakeswaves, Meniscus, This Is Your Captain Speaking and Tangled Thoughts of Leaving all finding critical acclaim and recognition world-wide. Echotide, from Brisbane, is the latest band to join the ranks. With its meandering trajectory and atmospheric explorations, ‘As Our Floodlights Gave […]

*Ancients – Star Showers on the Euphrates – 83%

*Ancients are a post-rock supergroup formed from the ashes of atmospheric metal band Rinoa. Along for the ride are drummer Daniel Hoang of Crydebris and Mehdi Safa of *shels. With this, ‘Star Showers on the Euphrates’ is an expansive exploration into atmosphere and bombast. This primarily instrumental album begins in an understated fashion, with background […]

Mono: Live at Leicester Cathedral — 12/07/12

Standing motionless in the archway of a church porch; looking out on the rain lightly fluttering against the dark night’s sky. The sound of Japan’s Mono soundchecking with “Pure as Snow (Trails of the Winter Storm)” from inside of Leicester Cathedral was majestic; whether from the music or the winter weather, I had chills. To […]

Lowercase Noises – Passage EP – 88%

Andy Othling might be one of my favourite guitarists of all time.Bedroom musician Andy Othling — who goes by the musical pseudonym Lowercase Noises — has spent the better part of the last four years pouring his heart through his guitar and into the souls of any internet-goer patient enough to listen. Not one to […]