There’s a specific genre within our beloved Post Rock that leans heavily on the progressive rock influences of yesteryear. It’s marked by an emphasis on acoustic guitars and punchy drums rather than the delay laden stylings of most post rock bands. To be honest, its inclusion in the genre of post rock is more a matter of convenience than true thematic kinship: it’s much more hopeful and bright than fellow genre members. A good example of this style is The Samuel Jackson Five, bright eyed blog favorites. Head on over the jump to hear another band within this endearing style, by the name of Flora.
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I chose ‘Pangaea’ from their debut Everything Under the Sky for its sweet bass line and drums, which lend the whole happy thing a substance and groove that I just love. The rest of the tracks are in the same ilk, sylvan wanderings and musings along guitar lines and happily lilting drums. Some heavier stuff can be found on the last track, ‘Anemone’, which is no less lovely. Hopefully we’ll hear a lot more of this band in the near future, as they continue to flesh out their sound. In the meantime, fade out a bit to this lovely EP.