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To the uncultured ear (and that includes my own), searching for good post-rock can feel like a hiding to nothing. It’s not that there isn’t plenty of good material to choose from – there is – but otherwise it can take an awful long time to figure out that something is, in fact, shit.

Irish trio Halves gave me no such trouble – featured tune ‘May Your Enemies Never Find Happiness’ practically assaulted me the first time I heard it. It’s not that it’s particularly loud – they don’t seem to go to the same ear-splitting levels as other, more conventional bands (on record at least) – but it builds slowly and deliberately with soft vocals and a chiming blues guitar motif, so that the inevitable crescendos are just an aspect, rather than an aim, of the song.

It sounds like a typical post-rock track, and it is, but it’s also an incredibly moving one.

‘May Your Enemies Never Find Happiness’ is taken from the seven-track EP Haunt Me When I’m Drowsy.





JustJoe
08.31.10
I've stumbled across this band once or twice. Love the bits I heard. Guess it's time to give them a proper listen.

crazyblinddude
08.31.10
Great track. This actually reminded me that I need to re-listen to this album.

TMobotron
08.31.10
Im like 40 seconds in and really like just hearing the vocals on here. I need more post-rock that's vastly different from what I know of now.

Kiran
08.31.10
i haven't listened to post-rock in ages, which is a shame since i used to love it. this might change that though - great song.

Sheeple9000
08.31.10
MOAR !!

http://www.myspace.com/ahomeforhalves
 

DiceMan
08.31.10
The artwork and the music please me.

Vocalist sounds like the dude from As Cities Burn backed with more resonating tones then anything that band did... And also more post-rock lol.

Huntthequattro
08.31.10
Brilliant track. Gonna go and search for more material from these guys.

Schizophrenik
09.01.10
like the album art, like the song name, like the song

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