Rock Sound #121: ASIWYFA

"...But there's always a tubby fucker of a riff lurking on the horizon ..."

The April issue of Rock Sound magazine (with 30 Seconds To Mars on the cover) is packed with And So I Watch You From Afar goodness - a 2 page feature (which will be posted online later), the 8/10 album review below and grabbing pole position on the covermount CD with the epic "A Little Bit Of Solidarity" ahead of tracks from STA chums the Tupolev Ghost and the Thermals plus new Mono and Therapy?

Just when you thought you couldn't give a fig for yet more instrumental post-rock, along come these upstarts to clout you upside the head for taking your eye of the ball. Kissing cousins To Monument From Masses, ASIWYFA deal in a similar type of dynamic crashes, danceable rhythms and Dave Knudson guitar squiggle, even giving their songs similarly state-smashing titles to again raise the question of just how political you can really be while barely uttering a word. True to form, the band occasionally lose themselves amidst untold minutes of panoramic fartarsery, but there's always a tubby fucker of a riff lurking on the horizon to ensure things come back to like with another reassuring thunk.
For fans of: From Monument To Masses, Pelican, Russian Circles

Both ASIWYFA's double A side single and the album itself accompanied by an exclsuive bonus disc of unreleased material can be purchased now from the STA store.