Posts Tagged ‘instrumental’


Inventions (Explosions In The Sky, Eluvium) Stream Debut Album

Need some mellow instrumental music in your life right now? If so, then you’re in luck! Inventions, a side project of members from Explosions In The Sky and Eluvium, have partnered up with NPR to stream their debut self-titled album in its entirety a little over a week before its official release date. I’ve listened to about half of it so far, and it’s definitely worth checking out if you are a fan of either one of those artists (or just music in general). Take a listen to it by heading on over to NPR.

The album is …

Of Sinking Ships

…Of Sinking Ships Premiere New Single

…Of Sinking Ships are a three-piece instrumental indie outfit which consists of ex-members from Hopesfall and HRVRD. They will be releasing their new full-length album, The Amaranthine Sea, March 25 via Broken Circles. Yesterday the group partnered up with Absolutepunk to premiere a brand new single off the album. The song is titled “Shifting Only With The Winds,” and you can listen to it below the jump.

“Shifting Only With The Winds” is a pleasant, upbeat track that has a catchy rhythm to it. If you like it, you can pick up a vinyl pre-order via Broken Circles. …

dirty up

MUSIC VIDEO: Dirty Up – “Aimless”

Instrumental hip-hop producer Dirty Up has debuted a phenomenal new single, entitled “Aimless,” with tripped-out visuals to match that can be found after the jump. Featuring an immersive atmosphere composed of down-pitched vocals and the occasional fluttering of snares along with a thundering bassline and blissful samples, the cut is quite possibly the Boone-based artist’s best work yet.

For those who have yet to check out Dirty Up’s previously released work, head over to Bandcamp to cop a free download of his Mishka backed EP, Thrillwave. For those who dig what they’re hearing, be sure to stay tuned to UTG …

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Animals As Leaders Releasing New Album Next Month

A few days ago we found a leaked song that was previously unreleased by Animals As Leaders (which has unfortunately since been removed). There has been some speculation that the band would be releasing a new album later this year, and now that has officially been confirmed by the band.

They announced earlier today that they will release The Joy Of Motion March 25. Yes, that soon! In addition to the announcement, the band posted a short teaser video with a clip of some new music. You can check out the video below the jump.

The band plans on launching …

Tides of Man

FULL ALBUM STREAM: Tides Of Man – ‘Young And Courageous”

Ever since Tides Of Man announced that they would continue as an instrumental group after Tilian Pearson left I was curious to find out how they would sound. I don’t listen to very many instrument-only bands, but this was a band that I had adored so I have been open to giving them a try. Now the time has come, as we are a little less than 24 hours away from the official release date of Young And Courageous. As a treat for fans, the band put the album up on YouTube to stream a little early. You can …


Hear a New Single From Inventions (Explosions in the Sky and Eluvium)

Ambient post-rock lovers heard good news a little over a week ago when it was reported that Mark T. Smith of Explosions in the Sky and Eluvium’s Matthew Cooper teamed up to form a new band called Inventions. Their full self-titled LP is due April 1 via Temporary Residence Ltd., but you can get a taste of their sound now with “Entity.”

The single takes a dive into the ambient underwater with slow-motion cymbal crashes and echoing guitar. If you gave Explosions in the Sky’s score for 2013 film Prince Avalanche a listen, then this shouldn’t come as a …

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Tides Of Man Release ‘Young And Courageous’ Teaser

With the release date of their third full-length, Young and Courageous, just over a month away, Tides of Man have released a teaser featuring snippets of each song from the album. For those who want to go ahead and purchase their copy of the record before it’s independently released February 4, pre-orders are available on Bandcamp.

Follow the jump to check out the teaser and let us know what you think of Tides of Man’s instrumental sound in the comments section below.…


REVIEW: God Is An Astronaut – ‘Origins’

Artist: God Is An Astronaut
Album: Origins
Genre: Alternative Rock, Post Rock, Instrumental Rock
Label: Rocket Girl

Most instrumental acts focus on production; examine Daft Punk’s records and the point is variation, clever little melodies intertwining and evolving from the first time they appear to the fifth time they appear. Most post rock bands focus on dynamic changes; Godspeed You! Black Emperor sweeping over fifteen minute tour-de-forces and Explosions in the Sky writing little rock symphonies. God Is An Astronaut is not like these bands. God Is An Astronaut is more like Mogwai: these are songs, not instrumentals… just, most …


Tides Of Man Launch Indiegogo Campaign To Fund New Album

Tides of Man recently released a fantastic new track that displays the group’s sound as an instrumental outfit without former vocalist Tilian Pearson. Today, the four-piece announced they are launching an Indiegogo campaign to fund their third full-length record, Young and Courageous, which they will be independently releasing this October. They are aiming to raise a total amount of $15,500 for the recording/promotion process and are offering various rewards to those who contribute to their cause that range from pre-release digital downloads to having the band write a song about the contributor that will appear on the new album.…

The Dangerous Summer

The Dangerous Summer Release New Non-Album Track

After releasing two incredible full length albums in the past, Dangerous Summer fans and critics are waiting in anticipation for the release of their new album. AbsolutePunk reports that the band began teasing the album by releasing an instrumental non-album track, entitled “Hemingway,” via their SoundCloud page.

The instrumental track contains a vocal sample during its intro, while bass, guitar, and a wall of spacey reverb guitar build on top of each other. There has yet to be an explanation as to what exactly this track is. Was it a throw away idea? Is this recording from the same sessions …


ALBUM STREAM: Polyphia – ‘Inspire’ EP

Looking for some instrumental metal to add to your music collection? If so, you might find what you are looking for in an unsigned group from Plano, Texas known as Polyphia. They recently released their EP, titled Inspire. They currently have the entire EP up to stream for free, which you can check out by taking a look below the jump.

Like what you hear? If so, you can grab the EP off the band’s Bandcamp page for only $5! Be sure to also hit them up on Facebook and give them a “like” to stay up to speed …


STREAM: Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

Godspeed You! Black Emperor‘s new album, ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!, is set to be released on October 16 in the US. It has already been secretly released on their tour, so if you were able to see them live – congrats, you had an exclusive on your hands.

You can hear a stream of the new record right here by clicking “Read more”.…