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Old 01-05-2009, 11:45 AM   #301
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For some reason I continued thinking I'd luck out and find them in a store, I have not. You all still recommend 'All Is Violent, All Is Bright' as the first to check out? From the 30 second clip, I think I'm going to love 'Remembrance Day'.

Would it be a safe bet to get more than just one of their albums while I'm buying? Tell me your opinions, post-rock posters.

Their albums (or at least some of them) are available to stream on Last FM, aren't they?
I recommend All Is Violent, All Is Bright and Far From Refuge. The latest, self-titled release is very good also.

I had downloaded the albums previously and had wanted to purchase the CDs for a long time. I decided to wait until the new album arrived and bought all of them together, as the shipping remainded $5 regardless of how many I bought.
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Did you buy them directly from the band's site?

I would explain the Mogwai Fear Satan joke, but that would make my failures at joking even more obvious.
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Did you buy them directly from the band's site?
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:25 PM   #304
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I found a great unofficial video for 'Radio Protector' by 65daysofstatic, which is one of my all time favorite post-rock songs.



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Old 02-11-2009, 04:37 PM   #305
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Pelican is coming here in April (to a club I've never heard of). For those of you who've seen them live, how are they? Worth going to?

This reminds me, I still haven't purchased the God is an Astronaut stuff.....
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Pelican is coming here in April (to a club I've never heard of). For those of you who've seen them live, how are they? Worth going to?
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I know by the pink lettering that you feel strongly about this.
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Thanks for the heads up btw. I've never been to the Troubador, but it's the only date I can make. I prefer the club down in San Diego, but it's a Thursday night and I've got shit going on the next day.

I've seen them twice and I really liked them live both times.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:40 AM   #309
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It'd been awhile since giving a full post-rock album a listen...I think the last one was The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place while walking around the icicle of a campus I go to. Anyway, that album's got a very "winter" feel to me, but it still didn't pull me back into the genre like I was hoping.

Listened to Young Mountain by This Will Destroy You this morning, and that did it, which brings me to my question:

Any new post-rock releases I should be checking out?
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:05 AM   #310
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Can anybody tell me anything about From Monument to Masses? At this point, all I know is that this is one of the better album covers I've recently seen:



Fantastic!
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I feel like I've heard of the band before, but I'm not positive. The album cover is great though!

Edit: First reaction to the beginning of the first song: Super proggy, but in a good way.
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:39 PM   #312
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Haven't heard that one yet. Will need to listen ASAP.

I'm still really into This Is Your Captain Speaking, which came out at the tail end of 2008. I probably rate it higher than I originally did. A solid album.

Still loving A Memory Stream from The American Dollar. Fantastic.

If you like some harder stuff, I recommend Ocoai's Breatherman from last year. Kinda similar to Pelican. The song Babble is worth it alone.

I'm sure Jack In The Box could rattle off some new recommendations.
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Mono's new album is beautiful:



It's more on the "pretty" side of post-rock (IE, Martha will likely think it's "boring"), but it's quite good. Their label, Temporary Residence, has the opening track, 'Ashes In the Snow' (also one of my favorites from the album) available to download free. Check it out:

http://www.temporaryresidence.com/mp...es-in-the-snow

Here's their blurb on the album:

Just in time for their 10-year anniversary, MONO return with their fifth studio album, the absolutely massive Hymn To The Immortal Wind. The music is naturally majestic, with MONO's trademark wall of noise crashing beautifully against the largest chamber orchestra the band has ever enlisted. The instrumentation is vast, incorporating strings, flutes, organ, piano, glockenspiel and tympani into their standard face-melting set-up. While Hymn continues to mine the cinematic drama inherent in all of MONO's music, the dynamic shifts now come more from dark-to-light instead of quiet-to-loud. The maturity to balance these elements so masterfully has become MONO's strongest virtue - save for perhaps their uncanny ability to sound every bit like a plane crashing into a Beethoven concert.
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Amusing story, I had some fanboys who drove down from Austin (aka *~The Impy13s~* "WE'RE FROM AUSTIN!!! YEEEEEAH!") standing to my right who tried to get the crowd to stay after the house lights came on. I'd say about 80% of the crowd didn't leave and chanted "ONE MORE SONG!" at the direction of The Impy13s in protest of the set being an hour long with no encore.

Following that, The Impy13s complained about a specific song not being performed because they felt robbed and the like. Whatevs.
I still can't tell if I'm offended by this or not. Guess we'll never know.
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I had no idea that Mono had a new album out.

And I still need to check out that From Monument To Masses album.
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And I still need the God is an Astronaut stuff.



Check out that Mono song though, Phanan. I think you'll dig.
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its a shame that there wasn't some sort of way for the two of you to SHARE this music with each other
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I believe all of God Is An Astronaut's albums are streaming for free on their website via last.fm.

At least, they used to be. Can't tell now because I can't access last.fm at work.
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You know it's true, Martha. Try the song out regardless though, I'd happily eat crow on this.

I've listened to a number of God is an Astronaut tracks on Last FM already, enough to know I want the albums. I don't know if they're still there or not either. Elfa, why share when I can buy? I'm singlehandedly trying to save the US economy and the music industry.
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