Sirs – Self Titled

July 3, 2012

Best band/album since the death of Bear Vs. Shark. This band is seriously hitting their stride, and I’m loving it. Excellent song-writing, better recording quality, phenomenal playing. Please, please don’t let this band go the way of every great emo band and come to an untimely demise.

Buy that shit up!

Try it out!

Noises is Adam O’Connor, a friend of mine for some years that I’ve had the privilege of playing music with in numerous bands. The kid is incredibly talented (maybe even frustratingly so) and has taught himself to play multiple instruments. On his newest project, Adam has created a lush ambient album that rivals some of my favorites in the genre. Each song meanders through beautiful melodies and unique textures, reminiscent of This Will Destroy You or Hammock. Occasionally, the songs take on a more structured form with accompanying percussion, but some of the best moments on the album come when the melodies are allowed to drift and slowly culminate into something different altogether. This album falls somewhere between post-rock and ambient (I would say more ambient), and I highly suggest checking it out if you are a fan of either, or if you’re just looking for a really melodic easy-listen.

Download.