as of late i have really been getting into instrumental stuff, a few years ago i would have told you to shove that instrumental shit up your hiney, but i have since softened my stance. being from chicago, it was in the rule book that you must like tortoise and their various side projects, but in all honesty everything after Millions Living i found kinda boring. there was one band that helped me break out of my shell in regards of digging musical of the lacking vocals variety, and they were dianogah and their record as see from above. above all though, is explosions in the sky, the way in which they build tension and emotion puts them on a plane above most bands with lyrics.
which brings me to we vs death, a band that requested to be my friend on of all places, myspace. i really didnt pay them much mind at first, but with the insane amount of free time i have, i decided to give em a listen. probably the best band discovery via myspace yet, i must contend. they are an instrumental 6 piece that brings the intensity of explosions in the sky but incorporates an acoustic/more organic feel that is hard to explain. in their myspace bio they say their sound is dusy reminiscent of a big city in the summer. cant say i disagree considering that most of my fondest memories are summers in chicago, for which i lived 29 years. they are currently supporting great lake swimmers on their european tour. their new record we are too concerned is set to be released on may 14.
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