Thursday, 18 September 2014

Jardín de la Croix - Colorado Springs

Artist: Jardín de la Croix
Track: Colorado Springs
Album: 187 Steps to Cross the Universe (2013)

Jardín De La Croix is a Spanish progressive math rock band formed in 2007 in Madrid. The group finds itself at ease within its prominent and complex rhythmic structures and its layered harmonic guitars usually arranged in lengthy instrumental compositions.

To date Jardín de la Croix has released 3 albums, Pomeroy (2008), Ocean Cosmonauts (2011) and 187 Steps To Cross The Universe (2013). These are all available to download on Bandcamp, amazingly they are all free/name your price. If you want the CD, you can get it at Noma Records for €7 - please support these guys and throw some cash their way.

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Thursday, 11 September 2014

By The End Of Tonight - Potential Getaway Driver

Artist: By The End Of Tonight
Track: Potential Getaway Driver
Album: ...In A Letter To The Sandbox (2003)

By the End of Tonight (often abbreviated to BTEOT) was an American instrumental rock band from Alvin, Texas. They were signed to notable post-rock label Temporary Residence Limited for their life as a band.

By the End of Tonight formed in 2003 and have toured with the likes of Anathallo, Tera Melos, Sleeping People, Buxton, and O Pioneers. They were signed to Temporary Residence after sending their demo '...In a Letter to the Sandbox'. The band announced through a Myspace bulletin in early 2009 after almost a year of inactivity that they had disbanded.

You can stream/download their music on Bandcamp, or be a real man and buy physical over on Temporary Residence.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Precious Fathers - Prairie Train

Artist: Precious Fathers
Track: Prairie Train
Album: Precious Fathers (2005)

Precious Fathers was a Vancouver-based instrumental post-rock shoegazer ensemble, with members linked to other projects such as Destroyer, Loscil, Sparrow and The Battles. In their time together the band released 2 full length albums, in Precious Fathers (2005) and Alluvial Fan (2009) on Canadian label White Whale. Get the CD over at the label page, or digital via iTunes.

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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.

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