Postrockstar June Recap

 

June Roundtable Review

Collapse Under The Empire – Sacrifice & Isolation

Reviewed Albums

Collapse Under The Empire – Sacrifice & Isolation (Roundtable Review)

Astralia – Atlas (Foofer Friday)

Powder! Go Away – Closer To Cold (Reviewed by James)

The Watermark High – Bright Black EP (Thinking Aloud w/ James)

North – Metanoia (Heavier Things w/ Erich)

Appalaches – Mòn (Moofer Monday)

Comrades – Safekeeper (Reviewed by James)

Inuit – Don’t Forget You’re Here Forever (Reviewed by TenaciousListening)

Good Weather For an Airstrike – A Home From You (Reviewed by Shooter)

Civil Protection – Stolen Fire (Foofer Friday)

Waking Aida – Eschaton (Reviewed by TenaciousListening)

Featured Albums

Sleepstream – They Flew in Censored Skies

Slow Lake – Wasted Youth

Red Forest – Red Forest

I Am Wolves – I am Wolves

Kermit – Litoral

Commentary/Editorial/Special

Sunday Commentary (Foofer Friday)

Postrockstar 50-Two (A spotify playlist)

Release The Long Ships Debut Song

MaybeSheWill – Fair Youth album trailer

 

 

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Postrockstar May Recap

May Roundtable Review

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Those Amongst Us Are Wolves – This State Is Conscious

Reviewed albums

You Are An Explorer – You Are An Explorer (by Foofer)

Row Boat – Shallow Waters (by Tenacious Listening)

Montag – Trepezzi (by Foofer)

In Snow – Ef·fort (by James)

Row Boat – In Between (by Tenacious Listening)

We Came From The North – From Which All Things Depend (by Foofer)

Catacombe – Quidam (by James)

Body Hound – Rhombus Now (by TenaciousListening)

Her Name Is Calla – Navigator (by TenaciousListening)

Not Just to Drink and Dream – Aerial Shots (Reviewed by Foofer)

Waking Aida – Eschaton (reviewed by TenaciousListening)

Featured albums

A.Armada – Never Come Down From The Mountain

Larkahl – Journal

The Starlight Run – A Place To Land

Nanaki – Afterlight

Below A Silent Sky – 2014 EP

Earworm – Amber

Minion TV – Demons and Rarities

Interviews

Nathaniel Noton-Freeman (by Foofer)

Music Videos

Waking Aida – Glow Coin

Postrockstar April Recap

We’re now 1/3rd of the way through the year and we’ve seen a whole slew of great releases in the first four months of the year. This month we saw an excellent crop of albums reviewed on Postrockstar highlighted by our April Roundtable Review of ‘This Is For Our Sins’ by Lowercase Noises, a conceptual album based off the story of the Lykov family, who spent 40 years in the Siberian wilderness without contact to the outside world.  This month we also saw the debut of Foofer Fridays, a new weekly feature column written by our man Foofer. He has some pretty cool stuff planned so be on the lookout for that as well.

April Roundtable Review

Lowercase Noises – This Is For Our Sins

Reviewed Albums

Terraformer – Creatures (Reviewed by James)

Before The Eyewall – Before the Eyewall (Reviewed by Erich)

Wess Meets West – When The Structures Fail Us (Reviewed by Foofer)

OBE – Partners (Reviewed by TenaciousListening)

Koko Sing – Less Wild Lovers (Reviewed by James)

Sora Shima – You Are Surrounded (Reviewed by TenaciousListening)

Beef Terminal – Canadian Patent (Reviewed by Foofer)

Surrounded By Infantry – Signals & Noises (Reviewed by James)

Featured Albums

Diices – 12′s and 5′s EP

Bells & Whistles – Bells & Whistles

Talquin – Tomorrow’s Calm

Ynicorns – Falling and Fell

Fragments of an Empire – Gimel

I/O – Saudade

hyoshi – Signs of Life

News

Those Among Us Are Wolves album release

 

Postrockstar March Recap

It’s the start of spring! Flowers are blooming, snow is melting and Cloudkicker is…touring? What the hell! That’s right, Ben Sharp aka Cloudkicker is taking his brand of djent-infused post-rock on the road for the first time ever as he will be accompanied on stage by Intronaut. While we can’t make any promises, if all goes well we may or may not have some exclusive photos and videos from one or more of Mr. Sharp’s performances.

March was a fun month for us here at Postrockstar, capped off with a round table review of Moonlit Sailor’s ‘We Come From Exploding Stars’. In case you didn’t religiously follow our site daily, here’s a recap of our month here at Postrockstar.

March Roundtable Review

Moonlit Sailor – We Come From Exploding Stars

Reviewed Albums

Plainfire – But When Words Fail (reviewed by James)

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything (reviewed by TenaciousListening)

Audrey Fall – Mitau **MUST LISTEN** (reviewed by James)

Rocket Miner – Elegy (reviewed by Foofer)

Garden Party – EP II (reviewed by Erich)

Martyn Jackson – Home (reviewed by James)

Featured Albums

Twilight in Versailles – Capsule

Silencio – The Politics of Lonely

Cian – Sesión en vivo (DEMO)

One Star Closer – Another Shape of Purity

M83 – You And The Night (OST)

Larkahl – Journal

Fthia – emporiatrics v. 1​-​4

 

Postrockstar February Recap

Remember how when we wrote this thing last month we said we looked forward to getting back to status quo in February? Yeah, not so much! We’re continually being bombarded with new albums in our inbox on a daily basis, meaning more post-insanity for us and more great music for you! We’re trying our best to stay on top of the genre and deliver everything to our readers that is relevant to our realm of music, so if you’ve sent us something, rest assured it will find it’s way to the site in time.

This was an exciting month for Deep Elm Records, who not only saw the release of Moonlit Sailor’s latest album ‘We Came From Exploding Stars’ (look for the review here next month, most likely coming in the form of a Roundtable Review), but we also saw the post-rock Juggernaut announce that their entire album is going up for sale on a name your price basis ! We applaud Deep Elm’s decision to adapt a model that allows fans to pay what they feel an album is worth and hope their decision brings many new ears to the genre we love so much.

In case you didn’t religiously follow our site daily, here’s a recap of our month here at Postrockstar.

February Roundtable Review

Mogwai – Rave Tapes

Reviewed Albums

Show Me A Dinosaur – Dust (reviewed by James)

The Sound of Rescue – Forms (reviewed by Shooter)

Lo There I Do See My Brother – Of The Earth, Beneath The Sea (reviewed by Foofer)

Cinématique – Limbo (reviewed by ShaneXedge)

Cleft – Bosh! (reviewed by Foofer)

When Icarus Falls – Circles (reviewed by Erich)

Wander – Mourning (reviewed by Foofer)

Winds With Hands – (untitled)  (reviewed by ShaneXedge) **MUST LISTEN**

Mogwai – Rave Tapes (Roundtable Review)

Featured Albums

I Will Kill Chita – Risk

A Light Within – Preface (EP)

Deley – Adventures in Psychoacoustics

Comavoid – Comavoid

I will Kill Chita – Before We Disappear

Panda in a Shell – Valkyrie Constellation

Postrockstar January Recap

What a crazy busy month it has been for all of us here at Postrockstar. We’re looking forward to things returning to status quo in February. We have some big changes coming down the pipeline later this year (hopefully sooner than later) and I’m very excited for the future of our blog as we continue to help people discover the post* (everything) realm. Our future outlook is very bright (The Sun, The Sun, The Sun..is in our eyes..etc) and the Postrockstar ship is sailing on smooth waters going forward. I’d like to publicly thank those who volunteer their time to write for Postrockstar, without them this site would likely not be able to exist.

In terms of musical releases, the year started off somewhat slow but January quickly turned into a huge month for the post-rock genre. This month we saw three MAJOR releases, those being Alcest’s ‘Shelter’, Mogwai’s ‘Rave Tapes’ and Thee Silver Mt. Zion’s ‘Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything’, the latter of which will be reviewed shortly on our site. Actually, ‘Rave Tapes’ will likely wind up being featured in our February ‘Roundtable Review’  so be on the lookout for that in about three weeks.

In case you didn’t religiously follow our site daily, here’s a recap of our month here at Postrockstar.

2013 Year End awards

Check out the albums that we thought were the very best of 2013.

2013 Postrockstar Spotify Playlist

Featuring every Spotify available album that was featured on Postrockstar in 2013

Staff Picks 2013

ShaneXedge

TenaciousListening

James (IamHop)

Shooter

Bryan

Erich

Foofer

Musicians & Friends of Postrockstar Picks 2013

Matt Cherry (Maserati)

Nathaniel Noton-Freeman

Kit Day (This Patch of Sky)

Epileptic Peat (You Bred Raptors?)

Bryan Yost (The End of the Ocean)

Kaptain Carbon (Tapewymmetal.com)

Mark Oliver (Cmn Ineed Yr Hlp)

Reviewed Albums

Sleep Dealer – Imminence (Reviewed by Foofer)

Hannibal Montana – 28-20 (Reviewed by Foofer)

Degree of Arc – Halls in Hospitals (Reviewed by TenaciousListening)

Ocean District – Expeditions (Reviewed by James (IamHop) )

Alcest – Shelter (Roundtable Review)

Featured Albums

Caspian – Hymn For The Greatest Generation

The Watermark High – Murmurs

Jesu – Every Day I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came

Jakel – The Black Sea

Iceberg Theory – I See Land

Message To Bears – Maps

Evergreen Refuge – Weminuchia (2013), Grey Rock, Red Earth (2013), As the Fires Burn (2013)

Rain Catalogue – Niche

Sleeping in Gethsemane – When The Landscape is Quiet Again

Mooncake – Zaris

Glacier – Mirrored Through The Ancients

Be Water – EP

Year of No Light – Tocsin

Tides From Nebula – Eternal Movement

Their Methlab – EP

Enemies – Embark, Embrace

Bend The Sky – Observatory

Be Water – Everything To Come

Spooky Action – The Fierce & The Dead

Summer McKane – Select Visual History

Valerinne – Arborescent

Ahimsa – Qualia

East Forest – Pranna EP

Crooked Fiddle Band – Moving Pieces of the Sea

Listen, Earth – Demo

Selles – We Were Giants

 

Today We Give Thanks..

I just wanted to take a brief moment to say thank you to everyone who has made this site the success it is today. Thank you to all our readers, the bands who send us material to promote and the writers who have been generous enough to contribute their time to reviews for our site (especially Erich who has an excellent Cloudkicker review coming up tomorrow). This year has been a real learning experience for myself and the site as we continue to grow and try to improve on the foundation we have created in our brief existence.

Coming up in December, expect to see DOUBLE the amount of albums promoted on the site! We’ve fallen deeply behind on submissions and want to start 2014 off with that fresh slate I talked about in the State of the Union address. Also we’ll be doing our second annual Postrockstar year end awards and staff picks as the year comes to a close. December should be a fun month all around for the site as we try to play catch up, so prepare your ears for an onslaught of brilliant music!