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sleepy jack 03-17-2006 04:29 PM

Post-Rock Thread
Radio Ballet: A Post-Rock & Ambient Mix

1. A Silver Mt. Zion "More Action! Less Tears!"
2. 5 Niggaz 2 Blades "Sky rockets in flight. Burmese afternoon delight."
3. ...Of Sinking Ships "The Last Signal..."
4. This Will Destroy You "Quiet"
5. Joy Wants Eternity "What Fell Down From The Moon Last Night"
6. Library Tapes "Skiss Av Löv"
7. Eluvium "Radio Ballet"
8. Monroe Transfer "A Long Fall & No-One To Catch You"
9. Destroyalldreamers "The Sky Was Glorious For A Moment"
10. Youth Pictures Of Florence Henderson "I've Got a Picture of You Boss"
11. Explosions in the Sky "The Long Spring"
12. God is an Astronaut "Elysian Fields"
13. A Red Season Shade "Dwaze Zaken"
14. 65daysofstatic "Radio Protector"
15. Yndi Halda "Dash and Blast"
16. Bright Red Paper "D is for Dead Sea"
17. Sigur Rós "Vaka"


I think it's time we had a thread on it, not just to discuss the usual Godspeed and Explosions in the Sky stuff as good as it is but for the less heard of bands. Some of them I really like are:

Joy Wants Eternity
A Red Season Shade
Yndi Halda
Bell Orchestre
As the Poets Affirm
Monroe Transfer
Sparrows, Swarm And Sing!

A_Perfect_Sonnet 03-18-2006 12:47 AM

Yndi Halda is amazing.

IndiElectronica 05-26-2006 07:05 AM

check out a band i saw last night opening for Electrelane - were very good!

The Early Years

Something in the realm of Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky, Ride and Slowdive! What a mix!!

Check them out at

The first single was 'All Ones and Zeros' and another good track is 'The Simple Solution'

- Other bands to add to your list

The Early Years ;)
Godspeed You Black Emperor!
Disco Inferno
Mouse on Mars
Jim O'Rourke

- I'm obvoisly a fan but mostly of EITS, Sigur Ros and Mogwai. I find myself getting bored after listening to most of these bands for too long as, let's face it, they get a bit up their own arses sometimes.... :)

Sneer 05-26-2006 08:10 AM

Pale Faced Princess
Cassestte for Cassette
Edward Fitzgerald Complex
Jaga Jazzist

cardboard adolescent 05-26-2006 09:20 AM

Flying Saucer Attack
Bark Psychosis
Gastr Del Sol
Trans Am

Sound Devastation 05-26-2006 11:12 AM

Red Sparowes are my favourites, along with grails, gregor samsa, jeniferever and loss of a child.

hookers with machineguns 05-26-2006 11:12 AM

You guys should definitely check out Clogs...I wouldn't say they are a post-rock band, but a very beautiful atmospheric kind of band that most post-rock fans would really like.

There's a song on to check out. (Please check out Lantern, it is an unbelievable album.)

Oh and no one mentioned 65daysofstatic. ;)

Fenixpunk 05-26-2006 12:02 PM

um....Tarantula A.D.??

to many damn genres to keep up with nowdays..

Expletive Deleted 05-26-2006 05:48 PM


Originally Posted by chapman

I'm seeing them on Monday with Pelican and Tarentel.

I'm in love with We Vs. Death right now, who I found out about while I was looking for Mono's website (apparently there's a Dutch Post-Rock band also named Mono, and they're on the same label as WvsD).

Sound Devastation 05-26-2006 05:59 PM

Mono, Pelican and Tarentel... awesome line up, havent seen Tarentel but the other two are stunning live. (i prefered Pelican's doomier work but hey..)

we vs death ive seen too, thought they were a bit average but nevermind.

mono have the best website ever! :D

betabox 05-27-2006 04:16 PM

Film school


Howling Bells

Sneer 05-28-2006 12:59 PM

im sorry but there's no way the Howling Bells can be classed in the post-rock categorary.

betabox 05-28-2006 05:25 PM


Originally Posted by LedZepStu
im sorry but there's no way the Howling Bells can be classed in the post-rock categorary.

They are a cross between electro/pop and post-rock

crow t robot 05-28-2006 09:21 PM

If you like GY!BE, give Esmerine and A Silver Mt. Zion a listen...both groups have members from Godspeed You! Black Emperor...
I prefer ASMZ's first 2 albums to their latter 2..

Piss Me Off 05-29-2006 03:19 AM


Originally Posted by betabox
They are a cross between electro/pop and post-rock

Noooottt reeeeaalllyyy.

They sound like Duke Spirit/PJ Harvey to me.

Alo 05-29-2006 11:40 AM

Sigur Ros is cool, I read Howling Bells up here. I saw them live, and MAN they bored the hell out of me!

Frances 05-30-2006 12:36 AM

^Sigur Ros put on an amazing show.

Sound Devastation 06-01-2006 05:46 PM

Anoice have released what is possibly the best post-rock album this year. or maybe that title goes to Gregor Samsa.. hmmm

also, the Red Sparowes/Gregor Samsa split has been released on CD and is a must for all non-vinyl post-rockers.

Expletive Deleted 06-04-2006 12:04 AM

I just got into World's End Girlfriend. He played with Mono and Pelican in Pomona, but not at the Troubadour (where I saw them). I wish he'd played the Troub, this live clip is amazing.


Sound Devastation 06-04-2006 08:15 AM

I saw World's End Girlfriend play with Mono in my home town, he was awesome... check out the collaboration album he did with mono its fantastic.

PopIsDead 04-15-2007 04:08 PM

I'm a pretty big fan of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Set Fire To Flames (which has some members of Godspeed...), Mogwai, and Sigur Ros.

I'm also in a small post-rock band myself. We don't have any recordings yet, so don't ask me for them. My brother's in fairly big post-rock band in Duluth, Minnesota. If you feel like it, their myspace site is

enemyat_thesix 04-15-2007 05:00 PM

it's about time we had a post-rock thread. it is the most expressive style of music, in my experience. and yes, i've listened to an extensive amount of everything. :D

here are some bands you guys should check out--besides the staples already mentioned, of course:

the american analog set
the ascent of everest
esmerine (my favorite post-rock of late)
fly pan am
god is an astronaut
lights out asia
my dad vs. yours
the samuel jackson five
saxon shore
set fire to flames
signal hill
six organs of admittance
sparrows swarm and sing
this is your captain speaking
the timeout drawer
unwed sailor
ynda halda

PopIsDead 04-15-2007 05:08 PM

Man, I'd love to live in Montreal, with their thriving post-rock scene. There are so many Godspeed You! Black Emperor side-projects. It's some good stuff.

The Dave 04-15-2007 05:27 PM

I don't listen to much, mainly just classic ones like Sigur Ros and Explosions In The Sky and From The Sky (They are on SD).

enemyat_thesix 04-16-2007 12:34 AM


Originally Posted by PopIsDead (Post 358914)
Man, I'd love to live in Montreal, with their thriving post-rock scene. There are so many Godspeed You! Black Emperor side-projects. It's some good stuff.

i've often thought this myself.

sleepy jack 04-16-2007 12:38 AM

Set Fire To Flames is some sexy shit.

TheBig3 04-17-2007 10:15 AM

Oh good, i need some help here anyways:

I don't know anything about post-rock but never shy, I bought an explosions in the sky CD. I was going to buy the CD with the angle on the cover because the art was great, but apparently thats their "mediocre" album. So I was told to get some white one with writing all over it, but the clerk said it was their softer one, so I ended up buying "All of a sudden" and have yet to listen to it.

Long story short: Is "All of a Sudden" worth the listen, or should I have picked up something else?

Edit: I listened to esmerine on the back of Six's recommendation and having heard that I'm wondering what the qualifications were for Post-rock?

And do the two Buckethead gem's "Electric Tears" and "Colma" count as post-rock albums?

I think their great, try White Wash, Ghost (both from Colma) or "Sketches of Spain (for Miles)," or "Mantaray" (both from tears)

sleepy jack 04-17-2007 03:26 PM

I like Earth Is Not etc, best. All of a Sudden is worth a listen but I would've picked up somethinhg else, however since you have it put it on.

Trauma 04-17-2007 03:42 PM

Good album.

Recent favourites:

Explosions In The Sky
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
A Silver Mt. Zion
This Will Destroy You
Yndi Halda
Sparrows, Swarm, And Sing!
Red Sparowes
Set Fire To Flames
Souls Vibrating In The Universe
If These Trees Could Talk
God Is An Astronaut
Gregor Samsa

enemyat_thesix 04-17-2007 04:29 PM

red sparowes and gregor samsa are post-metal.

Trauma 04-17-2007 04:35 PM

Oh well in that case they are no longer my favourites.

enemyat_thesix 04-17-2007 05:19 PM

good; that's what i thought. :D

i'm just a genre-stickler, that's all.

Calmest Chord 04-17-2007 06:08 PM

Im digging Slint a lot lately. They definitely take a while to understand, but they are amazing in the end.

cardboard adolescent 04-17-2007 06:18 PM

i fell in love with slint first time i heard them : )

for anyone more interested in classic post-rock:

talk talk
gastr del sol
bark psychosis
flying saucer attack
disco inferno
trans am
cul de sac

Trauma 04-17-2007 06:31 PM

Tortoise and Trans Am are tight.

enemyat_thesix 04-17-2007 10:54 PM

Tortoise is really IDM/prog-rock. They don't do loud/soft; they don't crescendo: they are not post-rock.

But you're right, they are tight.

PopIsDead 04-17-2007 10:57 PM

You and your genres.

enemyat_thesix 04-17-2007 11:01 PM

damn scrait. me likee sub-genres.

TheBig3 04-18-2007 12:01 AM

I waited all day for you filthy ****s to answer my queries and this is what I get, just some ego-satiating check list of a pretentious music sub-genre. I hope you burn in a pile of your own marvel comics.

sleepy jack 04-18-2007 12:12 AM



Originally Posted by Crowquill (Post 359440)
I like Earth Is Not etc, best. All of a Sudden is worth a listen but I would've picked up somethinhg else, however since you have it put it on.


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