It’s spring time, just in case some of you couldn’t notice through all the snow you’ve been getting. A time for hope, waking up and the future. Sleeping Bear, one of the best post-rock bands in operation today, have decided to welcome such a joyous season with a new EP titled Parinae, containing three incredibly sweet tracks. Sleeping Bear’s previous album was a masterpiece so if you like delayed guitars, emotional choruses and original post rock, you owe this album to yourself. Head on over the jump for the stream!
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Even before I pressed play, that cover art made me smile. But when I did launch myself into the music, that smile turned to laughter and tears. The first track, ‘Callis’, is nothing short of one of the best iterations of “classical” post-rock I’ve ever heard. The simple melody at it’s best is Mono at their best. Second track ‘Machines’ houses one of the best intros Sleeping Bear have written, directly quoting sleepmakeswaves and made out of pure chills and emotion. Lastly, ‘Avalanches’ is…I don’t have the words. ‘Avalanches’ is magnificent.
The album can be downloaded for free. Sleeping Bear are fantastic. Can you feel the spring coming? I can.