Monday 3 January 2011

Oblivious To The Sun

Irish sonic madmen And So I Watch You From Afar have had a bustling 2010, what with their fantastic Letters EP (which I criminally left out of my fave EPs for the year), support slots with the likes of Them Crooked Vultures and Japanese roarers Envy, and now this single release, Straight Through The Sun Without A Scratch. I really loved their self-titled album of 2009, and the Letters EP delivered on the promise. The new one takes their aggressive propulsive post rock one step to the left, with introspection and nuance added to the already heady mix. What you're left with is 'Straight Through The Sun', a more typical ASIWYFA track that is as fun as it is frenetic (their staple song structure - it even reminded me a bit of what London duo Friendship do at times). The B side, 'Without A Fucking Scratch', is just as enthralling, opening up with a meditative roll forward that harkens to latter-day Mogwai, before tearing the world asunder halfway through.
Purchase Straight Through The Sun Without A Scratch from Smalltown America Records here. The boys are opening up 2011 by touring Russia...

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