Another band who has a perfectly fitting name; even the album cover captures their sound. They certainly don't have a July type of sound. Its spacey, droning, bleak but yet beautiful. Truly an enchanting experience.
Post-rock mathcore? It totally fucking works. This is an extremely talented band from New Jersey making mainly instrumental music. The technicality of it along with the energy they put in will have you stunned at points from what you are hearing. They have the technical proficiency of Ion Dissonance with the beauty of Mogwai.
I've been looking through my library for some bands that I had forgotten about that deserve to resurface. I would put this band on to ignite the fire in everyone to burn an empire, shed some blood. Well... push each other around in a playful but yet aggressive manor. I haven't heard much more from this band except for this EP, but a brutal and slamming one it is.
So happy I came across this up and coming artist. Wintercoats is the creation of Australian violinist James Wallace. I am thoroughly impressed with this music; its dreamy, beautiful, yet uplifting music with lots of violin, an instrument I consider to be angelic and the most beautiful sounding of instruments along with the harp.
The Townhouses is straight up delightful and unique. The last.fm profile has this to say about his sound, "He wistfully mixes Tropicalia, Gamelan, African and Ambient soundscapes to create an experimental collage of breezy summer vibes." That is a bold and enticing description, and its a fairly accurate one. I love the instruments he uses such as xylophone, chimes, violin, etc.. along with his calm, soothing guitar tone and use of beautiful piano. Currently, all five of his releases can be found for download on his bandcamp.