TenaciousListening’s Top Picks 2013

 Welcome to Staff Picks week here at Postrockstar! This week our writers will be going over their favorite albums of 2013. Please click the album art to go to the artist’s Bandcamp/Website/Facebook/etc . When it came to creating this list I realized that although I had thought I had listened to a lot of music […]

2013 Year End Awards

It has been a whirlwind year here at Postrockstar as we put the finishing touches on our first full calendar year reviewing and promoting all things relevant to the world of Post-Rock and instrumental music. This year we were able review 73 albums and promoted 150 other albums, constantly offering our readers fresh new music […]

Lite – Installation

Artist Lite Album Installation Genre Post-Rock | Math-Rock Buy/DL http://lite-web.com/installation/ Web Facebook Label  I Want The Moon Release 05 June 2013 Rating: Very Good While I was taking notes for this review I wrote down LITE = ((You Bred Raptors? – Jazz) + YouSlut!)/Four Tet. Now I don’t really know if that makes sense and […]

Sey Hollo – Kombinat

Artist Say Hollo Album Kombinat Genre Post-Rock | Post-Metal Buy/DL Bandcamp Web Facebook Label — Release 31 May 2013 Rating: Solid Being a solo artist is the best way to create music the way you want it. Nobody is looking over your shoulder, suggesting ideas, and making changes to your ideas; how dare they? It […]

Arbor Lights – Hatherton Lake

Artist Arbor Lights Album Hatherton Lake Genre Post-Rock Buy/DL Bandcamp Web Facebook Label — Release 01 July 2013 Rating: Excellent As a musician should you always be striving to do something nobody else has done before? In the musical world, where the phrase “It’s all been done before” gets bandied around by those who fail […]

Balloons Kill Babies – Leviathan

Artist Balloons Kill Babies Album Leviathan Genre Post-Rock Buy/DL Bandcamp Web Facebook Label — Release 20 July 2013 Rating: Average Balloons Kill Babies emailed me to review this on an old blog. I said I would and have brought it with me to PostRockStar. If I was not reviewing it I do not think I […]

Kokomo – Kokomo

Artist Kokomo Album Kokomo Genre Post-Rock | Ambient Buy/DL Bandcamp Web Facebook Label Dunk Records, i.corrupt.records, Maniyax Records Release 29 March 2013 Rating:  Very Good “We know that we didn’t reinvent the wheel, but hey, we just wanna have a good time and hope that we sometimes can be different and that some people like […]

Once Were Ghosts – Ephemeral Crises

Artist Once Were Ghosts Album Ephemeral Crises Genre Post-Rock | Ambient Buy/DL Bandcamp Web Facebook Label DucTape Smile Release 29 March 2013 Rating:  Average Described as a way for sole member Ryan Collins to incite emotion and reflection, I feel almost intrusive reviewing this album. The name, ‘Once Were Ghosts‘, tells of an artist dispelling […]

Handwrist – He stretches out the north over the void and hangs the earth on nothing

Artist Handwrist Album He stretechs out the north over the void and hangs the earth on nothing Genre Post-Rock | Post-Metal | Experiemental Buy/DL Bandcamp Web Facebook Label KZ Release 9 June 2013 Rating:  Solid (IamHop — Please welcome our newest writer TenaciousListening to Postrockstar. It’s very exciting and encouraging to see longtime readers show […]