Magnetic Ghost – Loss Molecules

Out of the great open spaces of the Midwest comes Magnetic Ghost, the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based project of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andy Larson.  In the tradition of hypnotizing lo-fi acts like Low and Flying Saucer Attack, Magnetic Ghost haunts the senses with droning, expansive, and looming compositions that veer from quiet … [Read more...]

Interview with Vibrissae

Portland, Oregon-based Vibrissae is slated to release its enchanting debut album Somewhere Away in August via Vipchoyo Sound Factory.  On the full-length, Vibrissae offers up a sonically accomplished and stylistically varied batch of songs that meld or alternate between electronic and synth-based sounds and guitar-driven shoegaze.  Band members … [Read more...]

Rothko – Discover The Lost

Having first emerged in the late-‘90s, as part of the Anglo answer to the American post-rock scene epiphanies from earlier in the decade, Rothko have often been overlooked despite a remarkably prolific work ethic and passing profile leg-ups from Bella Union and Too Pure in 2001/02.  Not as arrogantly ambitious as Mogwai, not as rocking as Billy … [Read more...]

Parlour – self-titled

Recently I've had cause to speculate on exactly what I can and can't accurately describe as post-rock. With so much music being made that seems to emphasise its ambient rather than actual rock influences, or that contains recognisable and often utilised influences of previous years, then inevitably elements of predictability begin to make their … [Read more...]

The Loom – Here In The Deadlights

One thing about beginning your album with what may be your strongest song is that it gives the rest of proceedings something to live up to. "Fire Makes" - the first track on what is the newest LP from the Brooklyn folk/rock crossover quartet - is a tremendously effective introduction to The Loom on their third full length release. A swirling, … [Read more...]

Elevant – There Is A Tide

First track "I'm Only Falling Apart" crashes out of the speakers like a suddenly opened and over-full cupboard of objects that make loud noises when they land on the floor - unspecified metal implements, half a dozen skateboards, unstrung guitars and skinless drum parts. On their third album, Elevant have much in the way of gained experience to … [Read more...]

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Harmlessness

Two years after the release of their last LP, the eight-piece Connecticut outfit, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, now release their sophomore album, Harmlessness. The band has now fashioned a different sound compared to the previous studio album, Whenever, If Ever. However, the instruments have kept a familiar, … [Read more...]

New single and video from Iglomat

Following their acclaimed composition for Walid Salhab’s short The Kelpies, transatlantic post-rockists Iglomat are back with "Jen 68", a melancholic ode to being young, free and out there. As ever with the Iglomat crew, the track is a product of late nights and early mornings, heavy file transfers and even heavier Skype jams. While some … [Read more...]

The Virgance – Paradigm 3

In July of this year, when I was reviewing a compilation of new music by Shoegaze bands (The Revolution: The Shoegaze Revival album) I noticed a distinctive variation of approach towards the music, with the Traditionalists recreating the sounds of those bands recognised as the most influential (among them Slowdive, Ride, Cocteau Twins and MBV) and … [Read more...]

New Album and Video from Iglomat out now

Iglomat - "King Of The Sun" (video) To coincide with the release of Iglomat's 3rd album the band have produced a new video for the track "King Of The Sun": "King Of The Sun" features  haunting vocal performances from  Rachel Sermanni and Jennifer Austin. Rachel is one of the UK's most respected young singer songwriters and  Iglomat are … [Read more...]