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Euronomus 08-02-2011 02:19 AM

Wow, just read all 49 pages of this thread looking for some new bands to check out. I found a few and thought I'd post a few bands I didn't see in this thread that I felt should be.

All Angels Gone Very much a Sliver Mount Zion ripoff but a damn good one. Heavy strings and glockenspiel with male and female vocals. I believe they only have 1 album out ("Quietly") but there are a bunch of awesome professional quality live vids up on youtube

Under Byen Danish group, probably the most trip-hop inspired post rock band I've ever heard, kinda like Bjork or Beth Gibbons being backed by 65dos or mum. "Samme stof som stof" is, imho their best album.

Hangedup Viola/drums duo, can be almost industrial at times, "Clatter for Control' is my favorite album by them but "Kicker In Tow" is probably their most Post-Rockish one.

Jackie-o Motherf*cker Similar to GY!BE or ASMZ but not really a ripoff considering they have actually been around longer than either. Generally more chaotic and experimental than their peers they started out as an almost free-jazz group and slowly (over about 20 albums) turned to ambient post rock. "Ballads of the revolution" is easily my favorite of theirs but 'Flags of the Sacred Harp" and "change" are also excellent albums

Suffocate for F*ck Sake I know this was listed a few pages back but one mention isn't enough for all their awesomeness. They are probably the best band at combining hardcore and actual post rock without crossing to far over into post-metal territory. They also only have one album("Blazing Fires and Helicopters on the Front Page of the Newspaper. There's a War Going On and I'm Marching in Heavy Boots".) but that's all you really need, not to mention that's like enough title for 3 albums... lol.

clutnuckle 08-05-2011 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Euronomus (Post 1091547)
Jackie-o Motherf*cker Similar to GY!BE or ASMZ but not really a ripoff considering they have actually been around longer than either. Generally more chaotic and experimental than their peers they started out as an almost free-jazz group and slowly (over about 20 albums) turned to ambient post rock. "Ballads of the revolution" is easily my favorite of theirs but 'Flags of the Sacred Harp" and "change" are also excellent albums

I checked out Flags a while back, and while I'd argue that it's not even remotely post-rock it's still a pretty good album. Needs time to sink in, though, given that some of the stuff they do is gleefully childish.

Laurent Quinn Proper 08-07-2011 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Ashbery (Post 1090956)
Too many pages to see if any of this has been mentioned before, but here are a few tunes I like.

Pram: It's difficult to say if they're actually post-rock or not, but I don't know what else I would call them. Very diverse discography with a lot of interesting sounds. My favorite is Dark Island which is probably their most cohesive album. If noir post-rock were a real genre, Dark Island would be king.



contrasting the rest of their discography with their first album (Gash, 1992) makes for one of the most impressive sound shifts of any music career that I know of



Long Fin Killie: This group kind of demands that you like the singer in order to enjoy their sound. I'm not always a big fan of effeminate male vocals, but for some reason I think this guy has a really attractive style. They're bass heavy and have some bipolarity going on at times. Long Fin Killie definitely has one of the most unique musical personalities I've heard in the post-rock scene.





Quickspace: Kind of a post-rock group with a pseudo-punk approach. They have amazing guitar work and a really raw sound. Oh yeah, and they occasionally use a theremin, which I think is a criminally underrated instrument.




Pram's Dark Island: Awesome.

Long Fin Killie: I didn't hate the guy's vocals, that wasn't the problem. The problem was that it wasn't new or exciting. It's too "samey". There wasn't anything in those songs that would have any replay value, for me.

Quickspace: I wish they would have left the vocals out. Everything else was pretty solid in my opinion. Sometimes not having vocals paints a better story.

TockTockTock 08-08-2011 12:44 AM

I'll admit that I have always thought of post-rock as being incredibly boring, but I'm willing to be a bit more open-minded... Currently, the only two bands that I listen to that exhibit elements of post-rock are Slint and A Whisper in the Noise. If anyone knows of any decent post-rock albums then please feel free to suggest a few. I realize that my request is somewhat vague, but just suggest anything that you feel is right (especially if you know anything about my taste in music).

If I managed to bring myself to like metal (a genre I have struggled with), then I'm sure I can learn to enjoy post-rock (or at least appreciate it).

Laurent Quinn Proper 08-08-2011 01:25 PM

Godspeed You! Black Emperor --- Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada

Laurent Quinn Proper 08-08-2011 01:28 PM

Someone recommend post-rock bands WITHOUT vocals. Please and thank you.

Alfred 08-08-2011 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Laurent Quinn Proper (Post 1093625)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor --- Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada

Seconded. It's a short, digestible accessible album/EP but it's still as uncompromising and adventurous as their two full-lengths. Best place to start with who are, in my opinion, the best of the genre.

Laurent Quinn Proper 08-09-2011 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Alfred (Post 1093812)
Seconded. It's a short, digestible accessible album/EP but it's still as uncompromising and adventurous as their two full-lengths. Best place to start with who are, in my opinion, the best of the genre.

I have a hard time listening/reading an argument against that.

Itsme 08-14-2011 10:54 PM

Has Mono been mentioned? I'm about to look more into them myself, they're an excellent japanese post rock band. Not the typical more monotonous kind of post rock, but very well put together with great tension builds and releases.

Farfisa 08-17-2011 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Alfred (Post 1093812)
Seconded. It's a short, digestible accessible album/EP but it's still as uncompromising and adventurous as their two full-lengths. Best place to start with who are, in my opinion, the best of the genre.

Meh, I have a few favorites in the post-rock area, but GY!BE aren't one of them. I like them, but I wouldn't put them over every other band in the genre. Maybe my tastes weren't as good as I thought they were.


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