Category Archives: Rock, Post-Rock, Folk and Jazz

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

2018 started off slowly for post-rock, but picked up steam in the closing months.  Many of our favorite acts were quiet this year, leaving the door open for others to be noticed.  One band even made a triumphant return after

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

2018 started off slowly for post-rock, but picked up steam in the closing months.  Many of our favorite acts were quiet this year, leaving the door open for others to be noticed.  One band even made a triumphant return after

Tajak ~ Ciclos

A swirl at the edge of an emotional cliff, a bright light pouring from a crack in the back of your skull – the psychedelic pathways opened by Mexican band Tajak are diverse and multiple, but they all come back

Tajak ~ Ciclos

A swirl at the edge of an emotional cliff, a bright light pouring from a crack in the back of your skull – the psychedelic pathways opened by Mexican band Tajak are diverse and multiple, but they all come back

Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt ~ Brace Up!

What’s in an involuntary gesture? We’re used to framing it as a loss of control, but we could also conceive of tics and physiological tremors as a bodily effort to take said control back, to call the attention of an

Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt ~ Brace Up!

What’s in an involuntary gesture? We’re used to framing it as a loss of control, but we could also conceive of tics and physiological tremors as a bodily effort to take said control back, to call the attention of an

Vic Mars ~ The Hospice

Seldom have I been so wrong in my interpretation of a musical piece.  Vic Mars‘ The Hospice was intended to be one thing, but I received it as another.  This extended piece was composed as the score to a Christmas reading of

Vic Mars ~ The Hospice

Seldom have I been so wrong in my interpretation of a musical piece.  Vic Mars‘ The Hospice was intended to be one thing, but I received it as another.  This extended piece was composed as the score to a Christmas reading of

Wang Wen ~ Invisible City

The Invisible City is what remains after young people desert the infrastructure in search of better jobs and cleaner air.  Wang Wen watched this exodus occur in Dailan, China, a city the band describes as “grim,” yet proudly, “home.”  The album title is

Wang Wen ~ Invisible City

The Invisible City is what remains after young people desert the infrastructure in search of better jobs and cleaner air.  Wang Wen watched this exodus occur in Dailan, China, a city the band describes as “grim,” yet proudly, “home.”  The album title is

Foxhole ~ Well Kept Thing / Keeper

It’s rare for one of our favorite bands to sneak out an album without telling us, but in the case of Foxhole, it’s understandable; the Kentucky band’s last release was in 2006, a full five years before we existed.  Yes, post-rock

Foxhole ~ Well Kept Thing / Keeper

It’s rare for one of our favorite bands to sneak out an album without telling us, but in the case of Foxhole, it’s understandable; the Kentucky band’s last release was in 2006, a full five years before we existed.  Yes, post-rock

Glasir ~ New Dark Age

Dallas post-rock trio Glasir is over the moon that their album has been picked up for a vinyl pressing by Elusive Sound.  And not just any vinyl ~ amazing incandescent vinyl, as shown in the backlit photo to the left.  (There’s an

Glasir ~ New Dark Age

Dallas post-rock trio Glasir is over the moon that their album has been picked up for a vinyl pressing by Elusive Sound.  And not just any vinyl ~ amazing incandescent vinyl, as shown in the backlit photo to the left.  (There’s an