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Old 11-03-2011, 09:59 PM   #616
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I must say, Axver, the new Sleepmakeswaves it's amazing, beyond words, "One Day You Will Teach Me To Let Go Of My Fears" is one of the best songs this year by far, beautiful... although, I think it's just an EP, right?, I can't count an EP like an album for my "best of" list at the end of the year
One Day is such an awesome song, but that's from the 2008 EP, In Today Already Walks Tomorrow. This year's album is And So We Destroyed Everything. I can't even pinpoint a favourite track on that album, it's just consistently fantastic.

Though my personal favourite SMW track remains I Will Write Peace On Your Wings And You Will Fly Over The World from 2008. One of the best opening tracks to a post-rock EP/album that I've ever heard.
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Strangely, I remember reading something or other they posted about that show on Facebook. Had no clue you were there, cool stuff.
Marfa's kinda like home away from home for me. For a town with a population of some 2,000 people, they get some unbelievable music - most of which I miss out on, sadly. The week after I was there for that show, Robert Plant showed up and did a surprise show.
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One Day is such an awesome song, but that's from the 2008 EP, In Today Already Walks Tomorrow. This year's album is And So We Destroyed Everything. I can't even pinpoint a favourite track on that album, it's just consistently fantastic.

Though my personal favourite SMW track remains I Will Write Peace On Your Wings And You Will Fly Over The World from 2008. One of the best opening tracks to a post-rock EP/album that I've ever heard.
Oh!, I see... I must find that album right now, if it's half as good as the EP, it would be an awesome LP
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:04 AM   #619
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Oh!, I see... I must find that album right now, if it's half as good as the EP, it would be an awesome LP
If you're digging In Today Already Walks Tomorrow, then I've no doubt you're going to enjoy And So We Destroyed Everything.

I think they're Australia's best post-rock band now. I used to consider them about equal with Melbourne band Laura, but this year I think SMW have staked their claim as superior.

And as for New Zealand, we only have about one good post-rock band, but they're amazing - a trio from Napier called Jakob. If you're in this thread and not listening to Jakob, well, why not? Desperately hoping they'll be the opener for EITS in Auckland.
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:40 PM   #620
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"And So We Destroyed Everything" is amazing, thank you!, Laura is a great band too, they sound different to me, SMW and Laura I mean

I know Jakob, more in the post-metal vein, I haven't listened to them in ages
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Yeah, I reckon Laura have a really distinctive sound. Their new album this year, Twelve Hundred Times, is pretty good, though it's not as good as Radio Swan Is Down. And that's why I think Sleepmakeswaves are now Australia's best post-rock band - this year, they've taken themselves to new heights with And So We Destroyed everything, while Laura have gone a little bit backwards.

That said, I'm just glad Laura are still around. They supported Mono in December 2009 and then there was absolute silence from them until they suddenly announced a gig in March. I was afraid they were going to break up.
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Loved the new Sleepmakeswaves. Very impressive.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:35 PM   #623
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Thought some of you might find this an interesting read: Russian Circles Euro Tour Diary Pt. 1 | Line Out
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Because of Axver's constant hyping of the band, I gave the Sleepmakeswaves EP a listen. I liked it a lot. It reminded me of Mogwai.

As the EP cost only 2 dollars I bought it immediately. If more bands did that I'd be buying a lot more music.
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I keep forgetting to ask, has anyone listened to Pelican's "new" EP?
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Mono Announce New Album | News | Pitchfork

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Never listened to them. What are they like?
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Never listened to them. What are they like?
Pretty similar to early Mogwai, but with a lot of orchestration added into the music. The band says they'd prefer to be lumped in with "contemporary classical music" than "post-rock". They're really good though, the only Japanese band I still keep up with.

I just realized that new album is supposed to be a double album, and is the first since they've been added to a semi-large indie label that wasn't recorded with Steve Albini. I think he's a great producer (or at least used to be, looks like he's not doing much these days), so hopefully the move away doesn't hurt the sound.
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I think Mono must have watched Heima.

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