PREMIERE: Get a Taste of Whale Fall’s Gorgeous New Album With “El Caracol”

2018 was a wild and exciting year for post-rock with just an incredible number of high-profile releases and unexpectedly fantastic ones. One that came on our radars mid-year though and never left was Sondersongs by LA-based post-rock quintet Whale Fall. Mixing lush, contemplative and horn-filled instrumental compositions with more driving,…

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Exclusive Premiere: Go From “Low Hum” To High Volume With Brand New Minor Movements Song

The Lincoln, Nebraska post-rock quartet Minor Movements took the genre by storm last year with their full-band debut album Bloom, which ended up very near the top of the mountain in terms of 2019 releases. The band has a knack for blending tender, moving passages with some seriously impactful riffage.…

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Ground Patrol – Geophone

Since I passed my 5-year mark with Heavy Blog late last year, I’ve been reflecting on my own philosophies on and experiences with music. Formally reviewing music has been a significant hobby of mine for at least a decade across multiple channels. With this being my third review of a…

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Hey! Listen to Kassad

In the rapidly populating sea of post-atmospheric-gaze-whatever black metal it usually takes something truly innovative to grab my attention. Kassad doesn’t do anything overwhelmingly unique, experimental or progressive for the post-black metal scene, but by the end of the first track I just had that moment of “okay wow, these…

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Hey! Listen to Tiny Moving Parts – breathe.!

So, confession time: I have owed you all this glowing recommendation for this tremendously bright, angular slice of Midwestern autumnal ennui since late this summer. Why is it coming now when there’s snow on the ground in the places that generated this soundtrack to an albeit energetic fit of depression?…

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Have a Nice Life – Sea of Worry

As important as first impressions can be, they’re often given more weight than they deserve. Lead singles often receive these types of extreme initial reactions, something exacerbated by the seemingly increasing number of pre-album tracks bands release these days. Sure, these songs can be a perfect outline for what listeners…

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