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Yeah....  I'd totally pick it up if I didn't have Dunk coming up soon, the Spurv group buy, and my moment of weakness where i bought the coke bottle green/bone splatter Depature Songs.  I have the album, but without a jacket and it's rather noisy but I just don't have an extra $40 laying around right now, and I don't love it as much as the WYAINE.  Unless one of you wants to get it for me and hold it until my summer job starts ;)

 

In other news, Coastlands just released a new track/video and this thing is pretty fucking great, I must say.  Crushing peak. 

http://hmmagazine.com/blog/hm-exclusives/hm-premiere-coastlands-premieres-new-aggressively-ambient-quiet-beneath-the-yangtze-river/

 

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So, Jeffk just dropped their first single from the new album.  It didn't move me much at first; they've changed their sound a bit, but they get into the stuff I like about 2/3 of the way through.  Hoping it grows on me; curious to hear what the rest of the album sounds like.  Seems like a bold move by Dunk to sign and release a new album from a band that hasn't put anything out in 6 years and nobody in the USA has heard of lol. 

 

Check it out!
 

 

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So, I saw Shy, Low last night in Salem, MA.  3 hour drive.  And then 2 exams and 3 classes today. 

They busted out "Presence" for me last night, the first time they've played it in a few years.  It was fucking transcendent.  They also busted out Light Feet as well, which was a trip!  I wish I had more memories of that song, aside from tapping my buddy because we've been laughing about how similar it is to "A Gallant Gentleman". 


Their set last night was as follows:

 

Dialectics, Light Feet > Presence, Dissension. 

 

And man.... Dissension is a fucking beast on stage.  The last half is just pure brilliance.  But I tell you.... hearing Presence live is the stuff of dreams.  This band should be as big as Caspian.  They streamed their show tonight from the Meatlocker (video is available on Facebook) and they played Dialectics, Saudade, Absence, Dissension. 

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40 minutes ago, PigeonsPlayingWhatNow said:

Just found Toundra! holy fucking shit!kinda like  ITTCT but with strings! albums II-IV are MAJESTIC. couldn’t really get into I but everything else after that is just beautiful! 

I'm glad someone else in here is a jamband fan :D 

 

But yes!  Toundra is incredible.  I am seeing them in a few weeks in Belgium and am so excited.  III took me a little bit to get into, but II and IV are tops.  I am really excited about the new album because "Cobra" is a great song.  I actually forgot to check out the other new track, and will be doing that once "Presence" by Shy, Low finishes playing.  You can't interrupt that song.  It is sacred.  Speaking of, if you haven't checked out Shy, Low... you need to do that too. 

 

Never thought about the similarity to ITTCT but yeah, you're right... i can see that.  Very riff-oriented.  You'd probably also like Pray For Sound if you haven't checked them out yet, although they lie more on the happy side of the riff spectrum.  Shy, Low is more in the heavy riff post-rock arena, so I think you'd like them as well.  "Presence" however is straight religious-chill post-rock glory.  It gets heavy/intense at the end, but it's not riffy like a lot of their other work. 

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On 4/22/2018 at 11:58 AM, Gumbo72203 said:

I'm glad someone else in here is a jamband fan :D 

 

But yes!  Toundra is incredible.  I am seeing them in a few weeks in Belgium and am so excited.  III took me a little bit to get into, but II and IV are tops.  I am really excited about the new album because "Cobra" is a great song.  I actually forgot to check out the other new track, and will be doing that once "Presence" by Shy, Low finishes playing.  You can't interrupt that song.  It is sacred.  Speaking of, if you haven't checked out Shy, Low... you need to do that too. 

 

Never thought about the similarity to ITTCT but yeah, you're right... i can see that.  Very riff-oriented.  You'd probably also like Pray For Sound if you haven't checked them out yet, although they lie more on the happy side of the riff spectrum.  Shy, Low is more in the heavy riff post-rock arena, so I think you'd like them as well.  "Presence" however is straight religious-chill post-rock glory.  It gets heavy/intense at the end, but it's not riffy like a lot of their other work. 

I actually liked the newest single more than Cobra. Don’t get me wrong, Cobra was still fantastic, I just liked the newer one more. 

 

from the way you’re talking about Shy, Low, it seems i’ve made a massive mistake about 6 months ago. Mustard Gas & Roses came thru Richmond, VA (where I live) and I went down to Strange Matter to see them. The bill was Shy, Low, MG&R and Dust Moth. I showed up just as MG&R started but after Shy, Low. Good news is, they’re from Richmond and I live here, so there’s a good chance I’ll get to see them soon. 

 

Can you recommend anything else like Toundra? I’ve found some proggier post rock but it’s not striking the same nerve that Toundra did. It might’ve been the strings....I don’t know. Anyhow, any recommendations? 

 

 

EDIT: Shy, Low = wonderful. THEY PLAYED LAST NIGHT 5 MINUTES FROM MY APARTMENT.......and I just found out about this 5 minutes ago...

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On 4/24/2018 at 3:52 PM, PigeonsPlayingWhatNow said:

 

EDIT: Shy, Low = wonderful. THEY PLAYED LAST NIGHT 5 MINUTES FROM MY APARTMENT.......and I just found out about this 5 minutes ago...

Shy, Low is incredible.  That show lead to the breakup of me and my girlfriend... so it's a bit of a sour point now.  Always balancing the scales, the universe is....    You want to see your favorite post-rock song that they're going to play just for you, 3 hours from your house, on a school night?  Okay, but you're losing your girlfriend over it.  I hate my life sometimes.

 

Anyway, sorry to hear you missed the gig.  It will be some time now before they play again because one of the guitar players is in Au Revoir and they're going to Europe for a spell next month. 

Everything they've released is stellar, but my favorites are Presence and Nostos.  But literally, every song they've ever written slays.  The new EP material is also an absolute titan on stage.  Blows the studio versions out of the water. 

 

 

As for other bands like Toundra....   ehhhh, I'm not sure there's really that many.  You can try Pray For Sound, they get into some of that real fast riffy post-rock sometimes, but they're more happy whereas Toundra is heavy.  The other people in here would have to chime in, because I really don't know.  I'm assuming you already know Pelican and Russian Circles. 

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