The Irish post-rock group doesn't really sound like it wants to be considered post-rock. Rather, their most recent outings have been loud, self-affirmed and bombastic. I've been listening to the group's latest album this week, All Hail Bright Futures, and it's even more caffeinated an effort than 2011's Gangs. And this is why I enjoy the album so much, because as a whole it distinguishes itself from the silly stereotype of post-rock music being inherently drowsy. I mean, this stuff is full of vigor and passion, and it's the end result of musicians absolutely loving what they do. Check out "Like A Mouse," the band's first released track from the upcoming album.
What a journey, right? And this song is only a piece of the greater puzzle here. All Hail Bright Futures is sure to garner the Irish post-rock group a new wave of fans when it hits shelves on March 9. Pre-order the album here, or simply follow And So I Watch You From Afar on Facebook.