This is a reblog of a post I did last year. This is my son Nick’s band and I’m doing this because Pray for Sound have been invited to play at the dunk! festival in Zottegem, Belgium. I’ve been to Belgium quite a few times. Beautiful country.
Billed as Europe’s finest post-rock festival, it takes place on the weekend of May 25th. They’ll also be playing the very first dunk!festival right here in New England (Burlington, VT) later this year.
While in Europe, the guys are also going on a brief tour including France, Netherlands, and Germany. You can check out their show listing here. If you can make any of these shows, be sure to say hi. Nick is the good-looking one.
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 has been out since September 23rd and you can get a taste of it below and stream the album here:
I’ve listened to the album a couple of times and if you like this genre, I think you’ll dig the whole thing.