Release Day Roundup – 4/19/19

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Lazybones Flame Kids burn bright with “Greek Fire”

Three years removed from their debut album, the curiously named Lazybones Flame Kids are back with more dynamic, melodic post-rock via the single “Greek Fire” off their upcoming album Beyond. The Italian five-piece create wonderfully layered guitar-driven atmospheres that stir emotions through their creative melodies and crescendos. A cathartic energy…

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Post Rock Post – Open Language Part II, Side B

Hello! A little over a week ago, I informed you that good guys A Thousand Arms are back with yet another incredible compilation. Side A of Open Language Vol. II, with which the last post was mainly concerned, focused on post rock and metal bands from the good ol’ USA. We dug deep into the release finding plenty of gems hidden without it. Now, I’m back as promised to take a close look at Side B, which collects post rock and metal bands from all over the world. This side caught me a bit unawares; it suffered from a slightly lackluster opening half. However, there are some bands almost hidden as a reward for the careful listener near the end of the volume that more than make this side a must listen as well. Let’s dig in!