Disclaimer – Pray for Sound is one of my son, Nick’s, two bands. (The other being The Color and Sound.) I wrote about them briefly a while back. PFS just put out a new album and so he asked me if I’d feature it. Of course, says I.
If you’re not particularly familiar with it, post-rock is long-form instrumental music. To these ears, much of it sounds like Pink Floyd minus the vocals. Well, not exactly Floyd but that should give you some idea.
In a review of their previous album, Dreamer, the reviewer said it “[combines] serene ambiance with more hook-oriented riffs.” Yes. It’s that combination that makes it work.
Post-rock is, for whatever reason, very popular in Europe. The guys came pretty close this past year to playing in Belgium at a festival featuring post-rock, post metal, sludge and ambient music. But as these things go, the stars weren’t aligned. Maybe next time.
The album is out on September 23rd and “Everywhere, Everywhere” is the only released tune thus far:
I’ve listened to the album a couple of times and if you like this genre, I think you’ll dig the whole thing.
It so happens they’re playing at a club called Sunnyvale in Brooklyn, NY on Sept. 16. You can also check ’em out out on Bandcamp. When they’re touring arenas someday in the future, you can say you knew ’em when. 😀