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Post Rock Heroes

"...You sift through my post-rock collection and you say "ahhh, yes, this is the one."

There are oh so many "post-rock" albums released each year, and often without a voice to distinguish them, they get lumped together and are half-forgotten. It takes so serious chops to get to the top of the pile. It takes fight! It takes vigour, valour, and something else related to norse vikings, I am sure of it. Whatever it takes, And So I Watch You From Afar (ASIWYFA, uggh) have it. There is an equal amount of drive, guitar bravado, pulsing drums and sheer momentum at play here that it just kind of seduces you. You sift through my post-rock collection and you say "ahhh, yes, this is the one." There's the mathematical ingenuity of The Battles, the tribal prog of Fuck Buttons, and a sense of scope that would equally entrance a fan of the Kranky label as well as a fan of Dragonforce.

- Caitlyn, caitlyn can rock a todo list.