Australia must have something in the water, because in the last decade we’ve seen a slew of amazing progressive/alternative rock bands unleash their sounds among the people. Dead Letter Circus, Cog, and The Butterfly Effect are among them, and now there’s a band that is gearing up to release their debut LP after releasing Apertures, a great EP that had a bunch going on, but featured a band that had an identity still hanging in the air. This band, Carthasy, have finally found the right track to their true self with The Gyre, 11 songs of catchy-as-hell alternative rock sure to make you bang your head while also singing aloud.
Bad news, everyone. The Mars Volta has called it quits.