EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Watch Outrun the Sunlight’s Phil Kalas Comfortably Nail “Remaining in a Constant State of Discomfort”

It’s no secret that Outrun the Sunlight is one of our favorite bands working within the larger context of the New Wave of American Post Rock. These Chicago based natives have come a long way from their more progressive metal roots, slowly but surely forming and developing the more atmospheric…

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Outrun the Sunlight – Red Bird

Music is often about the mixing of elements. The theme of mixing light and dark, slow and fast, heavy and light seems only to be increasing as time goes by and music searches for new ways to be expressive. This kind of melange also affords bands opportunities when they consider their own grown, apart from the overall trajectory of music. What was once a judgemental contrast can be broken apart to fuel forward motion, one side given precedence over the other in the quest for individual novelty. Outrun the Sunlight’s latest release, Red Bird, is a perfect example of this. Meditating upon the inherent conflicts extant in their earlier works, the post-rock band have decided to lean more heavily on their more introspective tones.

PHOTOS: Intervals, Plini, Angel Vivaldi, Save Us From The Archon, Outrun The Sunlight—March 29th, 2016 @ Reggie’s, Chicago, IL

Can you ever really have too many instrumental prog bands on a single tour? The Shape of Colour Tour truly aimed to find out, as we were bombarded with riff after proggy riff with the now fully-instrumental Intervals, the pleasant and airy stylings of Plini, shred maestro Angel Vivaldi, and…

PHOTOS: The Proggest August Tour: Native Construct, Outrun the Sunlight, Wings Denied, Sioum—August 18th, 2015 @ Subterranean, Chicago, IL

Heavy Blog-sponsored tour The Proggest August Tour was sure to be one of the proggiest tours of the year, matching up against the Between the Buried and Me tour with Animals as Leaders and The Contortionist [photos] and even contesting the upcoming BTBAM tour with Enslaved, Intronaut, and Native Construct…

Don’t Forget to Catch The Proggest August Tour, Featuring Native Construct, Outrun The Sunlight, and Wings Denied!

Hey, folks! Just a quick reminder that we’re sponsoring a tour alongside Outerloop Management, Metal Blade, Artery Global, and Rogue Records! The tour kicks off tomorrow and features Heavy Blog friends and favorites Native Construct in a headlining slot with Outrun the Sunlight and Wings Denied as support! We’ve got…

Heavy Blog Presents: THE PROGGEST AUGUST TOUR, featuring Native Construct, Wings Denied, and Outrun the Sunlight

Three of progressive rock and metal’s best and brightest up-and-comers are teaming up for a run of dates across the Eastern and Midwest United States! Metal Blade signees Native Construct—who released their stellar debut Quiet World earlier this year—have announced The Proggest August Tour, featuring fellow Heavy Blog is Heavy…

PHOTOS: Haken, Next to None, Marbin, Outrun the Sunlight—April 26th, 2015 @ Reggie’s Rock Club, Chicago, IL & May 3rd, 2015 @ Empire, Springfield, VA

More and more European progressive bands are making their way overseas to North America and we couldn’t be happier. Last year, Heavy Blog is Heavy had the privilege of sponsoring the first ever US tour for Norwegian progressive giants Leprous [photos, video]. This time, we were proud to welcome the…

PHOTOS: Starkill, Outrun The Sunlight, Warforged, Cross Hammer—January 29th, 2015 @ Abbey Pub, Chicago, IL

We were proud to present some Heavy Blog-exclusive live footage of Chicago’s Outrun the Sunlight earlier today, but we’re not stopping there, oh no. We actually have some photos of that same night in the city at Abbey Pub where band Adrian Perez’s other band, Warforged, was also performing. That…