Sunday, May 12th
In more news confirming that 2013 has been one of the best years for music in a while, Canadian post-rock group Godspeed You! Black Emperor have announced a tour in Europe and the U.S. Here are the dates:
08.03.13 - Katowice, Poland - OFF Festival
08.08.13 - Oslo, Norway - Oya Festival
08.09.13 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West Festival
08.11.13 - Helsinki, Finland - Flow Festival
08.15-17.13 - Kiewit, Belgium - Pukkelpop
08.17.13 - St. Malo, France - La Route du Rock
08.18.13 - Paris, France - Le Trianon
09.04.13 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
09.05.13 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
09.06.13 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
09.07.13 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
09.09.13 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
09.12.13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
09.14.13 - Pomona, CA - The Fox Theatre
09.15.13 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
09.16.13 - Tucson, AZ - Ria ...more
Saturday, May 11th
Post rock act Hammock have announced a new album has been already recorded and is currently being mixed. Entitled Oblivious Hymns, it will be the band's most orchestrated work to date. Its' tentative release date is sometime in October.
The band has also compiled a record consisting of several songs that were never available on any LPs and released them under the title EPs, Singles and Remixes. It contains three previously unreleased tracks, several rare singles, three key EPs, and a number of collaborations with artists such as Steve Kilbey and timEbandit Powles from The Church. Included is North West East South, an EP that was previously only available as the soundtrack for the Hammock - Thomas Petillo photobook the band released in 2010. It can be purchased in digital form through the band's Bandcamp page here - http://hammock.bandcamp.com/album/hammock-eps-singles-and-remixes
Also, a new video for the song 'Tornado Warning' off their latest effort, Dep ...more
Friday, April 26th
Irish post-rock group God Is An Astronaut have announced a September release date for their new album, the title of which has not yet been released. This will be the band's first release since 2010.
Wednesday, April 24th
Sigur Rós have released the lyric video to their new track 'Ísjaki' - (meaning 'Iceberg' in English) to YouTube.
The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album 'Kveikur', which is set to be released in Europe and the USA on June 17th and 18th respectively. This album follows only a year after their well received previous album 'Valtari', and sees them take a significantly different direction to their previous effort.
The album can be pre-ordered at the following links:
Thursday, April 18th
Heavy post-rockers AUTISM pays a tribute to H.P. Lovecraft
After releasing a digital debut EP “Falling Motion”, which got quite positive reactions
from post rock fans all over the globe, AUTISM has released a brand new album “The
Crawling Chaos”. This release contains 6 tracks, which came out sounding much heavier then
our previous works, but the melodic guitars and the atmosphere is still the same.
That’s, what the man behind AUTISM project had to say about the new album :
“When I started writing new material for this album, I decided that this time, I want to
hear some vocals. Making instrumental music was not enough, so after some interesting
experiments I decided to introduce a story-teller, who reads fragments from H.P. Lovecraft
“The Crawling Chaos” book. This spoken-vocal idea was haunting me since when I heard THE
DOORS “An American Prayer” for the fi ...more
Monday, April 15th
A moment the world of post-rock have been eagerly awaiting. As of 15 april 2013 the band announced on their Facebook page the intentions of making a new album.
"It is happening. We're leaving for the studio this week and we're not coming out until the new record is done."
Saturday, April 13th
Vessels have released a new song titled "Attica". There's an accompanying live video right
here vimeo.com/63927854. The video showcases their new instrumental setup and offers
lots of knobs and keys. Vessels have also recorded their third album, with release date and
album info forthcoming.
Monday, April 8th
Manchester, England-based post rock quintet Midas Fall is exclusively streaming a new song, titled "Borders" from the following location:
The song is part of the band's new album Wilderness, released on April 2 via Monotreme Records.
Some additional material from that album - namely songs "Your Heart, Your Words, Your Nerves" and "BPD" - is streaming from the following site:
Wednesday, April 3rd
Post-rock band Gifts From Enola have announced that they will no longer be a band. They also announced a farewellshow on June 8th, 2013 in Harrisonburg, VA. Read the full statement here:
Friday, March 22nd
Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós have announced the release date of their next album,
"Kveikur". The album will be released worldwide on June 17/18. A video for "Brennisteinn"
was also released, alongside an EP with the same name.
Kveikur info, cover art and pre-orders:
Brennisteinn EP and video:
Monday, December 17th
Scottish post-rock heroes Mogwai have released a digital EP comprising of four tracks taken from the French television series, Les Revenants. Les Revenants EP is available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers for now and on January 28 the band will release a physical 10" version limited to 2000 copies worldwide through their own label, Rock Action Records.
Besides this EP, Mogwai will release on February 25 a full length 14 track soundtrack for the show. More info here - http://www.rock-action.co.uk/
Here are the tracklists:
Les Revenants EP:
1. Wizard Motor
3. The Huts (Version)
4. This Messiah Needs Watching (Version)
Les Revenants Soundtrack:
1. Hungry Face
3. The Huts
4. Kill Jester
5. This Messiah Needs Watching
6. Whiskey Time
7. Special N
8. Relative Hysteria
9. Fridge Magic
Post-Metal band Bossk are back with their first release since reuniting earlier this year. The track is titled "Pick Up Artist" and is available for download from their website, www.bosskonline.com
The song can be listened to on youtube as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G2rtqrHvC0
Friday, November 23rd
Vessels have released a new single this week, a cover of James Holden’s remix of Nathan Fake’s ‘The Sky Was Pink‘. You can listen to it here:
A mesmerically trippy video has been made for ‘The Sky Was Pink’, directed by Morgan Beringer:
Sunday, October 21st
Earlier this year Icelandic post-rock act, Sigur Ros, launched an experimental film project. The goal was to have film makers create unique works surrounding songs from their newest album, Valtari. The band has recently announced the contest's winner: the video, "Skinned." It is accompanied by the album's closer, "Fjogur Piano." Featuring scenes both beautiful and unsettling, the band praised the filmmaker for its simplicity and originality. The creator was awarded with $5,000, as well as Sigur Ros themed gifts.
The video can be seen here:
Tuesday, October 16th
Quintessential San Diego Math-Rockers, Japandi, have announced that they are getting back together to play two shows this winter.
After releasing a digital debut EP “Falling Motion”, which got quite positive reactions from post rock fans all over the globe, this Lithuanian one man project decided again to share its new single “Savant Syndrome”.
This single will be an introduction to an upcoming full length album, which this time will probably manifest in some kind of a physical form. There is no official release date yet, but AUTISM claims that the new album should be finished in early 2013.
All of those who are interested in downloading “Savant Syndrome” should visit official AUTISM bandcamp page at http://autism.bandcamp.com .
on bandcamp : http://autism.bandcamp.com
on facebook : http://www.facebook.com/autismprojectlt
on youtube : http://www.youtube.com/user/autismprojectlt
on soundcloud : http://www.soundcloud.com/autismproject
Saturday, October 13th
Canadian post-rockers Godspeed You! Black Emperor recently played a completely new song live. The track is called "Behemoth," it is 44 minutes long making it the longest song the ensemble have recorded to date. You can either stream or download the bootleg here:
Friday, October 12th
Dionaea has (at some point in the recent or distant past) put up their groundbreaking EP "Grounds" for free on Bandcamp. "Grounds" was released in December of 2010, and has since been followed up by the band's LP entitled "Still." Released November of last year, "Still" is also now being offered at a discount rate of $5.
Free Grounds download
Monday, October 8th
Legendary Canadian post-rockers Godspeed You! Black Emperor have posted the entirety of their new and unexpected album, 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!, for online streaming. This is their first full-length release in 10 years.
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! is to be released October 15th in Europe and 16th elsewhere on Constellation Records.
Tuesday, October 2nd
Canadian instrumental rock titans Godspeed You! Black Emperor will be releasing their first album in a decade, ALLELUJAH! DON'T BEND! ASCEND!, on October 19th via Constellation Records.
According to reports from concert goers, the album is already available at the band's current US tour. Godspeed You! Black Emperor's last album, Yanqui U.X.O., was released in 2002 and shortly after the band went on a hiatus which ended in 2010.
Monday, October 1st
New Zealand post-rock band Jakob have put up a new minute-long song teaser on Youtube in preparation for their as-of-yet untitled followup to 2006's Solace, due for release late 2012 or early 2013.
Thursday, September 27th
Hammock's new album, Departure Songs, can be streamed, but only for 48 hours on the band's official website. Listen to it while available here: http://hammockmusic.com/departure-songs-full-album-stream
Tuesday, September 25th
A new Collapse Under The Empire song, titled "Breaking The Light", is streaming here:
The single is taken from their upcoming fourth album, "Fragments of a Prayer", released on September 28th via the band's own FinalTune Records.
Tuesday, September 18th
US post-rockers Caspian are streaming their new album, Waking Season, over at Spin ahead of release.
Waking Season is to be released September 21st/25th.
Tuesday, August 28th
Lithuanian post-rock project Autism presented its debut demo album "Falling Motions" online today. The author, whose release is comprised of five songs, decided to simply give away the album to listeners:
"Physical albums and their sales rarely interest anyone today; therefore, the most logical solution was to simply give away my first album to anyone interested. In the end the majority of even the most ardent lovers of music listen to digital albums anyway, so 'Falling Motions' can be downloaded for free from the offical Bandcamp or Soudcloud profile
"Falling Motions" is available for free download at bands bandcamp profile :
Official website : http://www.facebook.com/autismprojectlt
Tuesday, August 7th
Gifts From Enola have announced that A Healthy Fear, their 4th full-length album and second release of 2012 (following their split with post-hardcore act Caravels from earlier this year) will be released on November 13.
The band are currently streaming a track from the album entitled "The Benefits of Failure" on their website, where you can also view the tracklist and cover art for the album.
Friday, July 20th
Norwegian post-rock band Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson are currently streaming their new release, titled "Small Changes We Hardly Notice," over at Alternative Press. It is set to be distributed as a 10" EP by Count Your Lucky Stars Records. Pre-orders are currently available.
Wednesday, July 18th
Japanese post-rock quartet Mono have posted a new track from their upcoming album, For My Parents. The track is called "Dream Odyssey".
You can stream it for free on Soundcloud.
For My Parents will be released on September 4th on Temporary Residence LTD Records.
Friday, July 6th
On July 5th, Hammock have released a new video for the song "Tape Recorder," coming from their upcoming double-LP entitled Departure Songs. The video, directed by David Altobelli, is somewhat of a continuation of the video made for "One Another" from their Longest Year EP. Departure Songs is due for an October 2012 release.
Thursday, June 21st
Japanese post-rock quartet, Mono, have announced the name and release date of their follow up to 2009's Hymn to the Immortal Wind. The album is entitled For My Parents and will be released on September 4th through Temporary Residence LTD.