Thursday, 21 August 2014

istilldream - ferguson

Artist: istilldream
Track: ferguson
Album: ferguson (2014)

istilldream is a post-rock/ambient project from Winthrop, MA.

This track has been recorded and sent to me in the last few days, after the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri. The entire proceeds of the album sales will go directly to the Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church in Ferguson, specifically to help keep their food bank stocked.

There's more music to come from istilldream later this year, keep up to date over on the Soundcloud page.

Purchase this album over on Bandcamp.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Maybeshewill - In Amber

Artist: Maybeshewill
Track: In Amber
Album: Fair Youth (2014)

Maybeshewill is an instrumental band from Leicester, United Kingdom whose music is characterised by the use of programmed and sampled electronic elements alongside guitars, bass and drums.

The band have described their sound as "instrumental rock with electronics", while Drowned in Sound described them as sounding "like Mogwai would if the latter had ever found love in an arthouse cinema. And then were beaten around the head with a keyboard". Comparisons have also been made with Sigur Rós, and 65daysofstatic were often mentioned by reviewers as a likely influence on their earlier work. Their tracks often include samples of film or other dialogue; "Not for Want of Trying" contains a sample from Network, while Sing the Word Hope in Four Part Harmony includes samples of broadcaster Edward R. Murrow, and excerpts from Young Winston.

Get their music here, and latest album Fair Youth is due out in the coming weeks.

Follow @Mybshwll on Twitter

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Cleft - Hostage

Artist: Cleft
Track: Hostage
Album: BOSH! (2014)

Cleft is a 2-piece self dubbed "turbo-prog" band from Manchester, England. Download their music on Bandcamp.

To date they have released two EPs in 'Utter' (2012) and 'Whale Bone' (2012), followed by their debut full length 'BOSH!' in 2014. Cleft count bands such as Oceansize, Adebisi Shank, You Slut! and The Mars Volta among their influences.

Follow @cleftband on Twitter for stuff

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Totorro - Chevalier Bulltoe

Artist: Totorro
Track: Chevalier Bulltoe
Album: Home Alone (2014)

Totorro is an instrumental post rock band from Rennes, France. To date they have release Totorro EP (2008), All Glory To John Baltor (2011) and their latest in Home Alone (2014). You can stream/download all these over on Bandcamp, and stay in touch on Facebook.

Follow @totorromusic on Twitter pour la dernière

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Man Is Not A Bird - The Sounds of Spring

Artist: Man Is Not A Bird
Track: The Sounds of Spring
Album: TBC (2014)

Man Is Not A Bird is an instrumental post rock band from Paris, France. Their style blends post-rock ambiances with math-rock rhythms. The band cite Irish band And So I Watch You From Afar as an influence, and this is evident in their sound. They are currently recording their debut album, which was funded via crowd sourcing, check out the details here. Stay alert on Facebook.

Download all their music to date over on Bandcamp.

Follow @manisnotabird on Twitter for the latest on their debut album