Post Rock
Half Moon Run - Dark Eyes

Half Moon Run – Dark Eyes

Where Dark Eyes shines is in its darkest place. While not an ominous effort per se, Half Moon Run makes a strong argument for creating a serious, calculated record in today’s non-stop onslaught of regurgitated drivel. Throughout the album, the four-piece makes it clear that (in contrast to their relatively sparse Internet persona) they truly...
Pinegrove - Meridian

Pinegrove – Meridian

Contributing to my recent journey through some early 2000′s-styled indie/alt rock, the New York quartet Pinegrove serendipitously offered up their riveting 8-track effort Meridian. But before I go into the details of what makes Meridian so miraculous, a quick side note: While I wholeheartedly encourage submissions from independent artists, the music I’ve received ranges wildly between...
Cloudkicker - Let Yourself Be Huge

Cloudkicker – Let Yourself Be Huge

Instrumental rock is a tough nut to crack.  Without vocals to carry the melodies front and center, listeners can easily lose their way in a quagmire of guitar walls, bass lines and drum beats.  Add in the length of a typical release, and boredom can set in quickly if the songs aren’t structured to catch...