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Touring the world one pair of headphones at a time...

May 20, 2016

This week, we deep dive into the world of post-rock, full of gorgeous instrumentals and soundscapes that build worlds out of songs without words. This is one of my favorite subgenres of music - I have an entire playlist full of this stuff for when I'm writing that I just set on shuffle, and it drifts me through all sorts of moods and mindscapes. A guy I bumped into at the Motion City Soundtrack show said I should do a scene show on post-rock, so here we are.

If you aren't familiar with post-rock, it's rock without lyrics. I think you'll dig it. I know that I have for almost 20 years now. There isn't a ton about the history or development of the genre, simply because it isn't a centralized movement with a discernible story arc, but there is such a plethora of amazing bands doing this stuff, I didn't repeat anyone in the show, just to give you as many different sounds as possible, and I still had post rock bands I left out.

You can keep digging if you want more, I'm sure, but now you know where to start...

The usual set of links for the show:

And here's what I played...

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Setlist:

  • "Always Crashing In The Same Car" - David Bowie
  • "Carol" - Slint
  • "Chief Sitting Duck" - Don Caballero
  • "1000 Miles" - Dirty Three
  • "A Simple Way To Go Faster Than Light That Does Not Work" - Tortoise
  • "Shifty Drifty" - Tristeza
  • "Amber, Ember, Glow" - Saxon Shore
  • "Soul City" - Bowery Electric
  • "Loft" - Caspian
  • "Bellevue Bridge" - Cul De Sac
  • "California Is Too Long" - Signal Hill
  • "Untitled 1" - Sigur Rós
  • "The Sun Smells Too Loud" - Mogwai
  • "So Long, Lonesome" - Explosions In The Sky
  • "Threads" - This Will Destroy You
  • "Knock At My Door" - The Six Parts Seven
  • "6pm" - This Is Your Captain Speaking
  • "The Air Between Us" - Hammock
  • "In Mind" - Do Make Say Think
  • "Arrived/Departed" - The Mercury Program
  • "Radio Protector" - 65daysofstatic
  • "The Colorfreak" - Kiln
  • "Call" - The American Dollar
  • "Forever Lost" - God Is An Astronaut
  • "A Little Bit Of Solidarity Goes A Long Way" - And So I Watch You From Afar
  • "Circa" - Beware Of Safety
  • "Leyendecker" - Battles
  • "Weightless Frame" - Gifts From Enola
  • "Malko" - Russian Circles
  • "Pyramid Of The Sun" - Maserati
  • "In Every Mind" - Red Sparowes
  • "The Writer's Audience Is Always Fiction" - You May Die in the Desert
  • "After Image" - Toe
  • "A Heart Has Asked For The Pleasure" - Mono
  • "No Name" - The Samuel Jackson Five
  • "Seraphim & Cherubim" - Maybeshewill
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