30 July 2007

ILAD & A Northern Chorus


Tying together topics of the previous few posts (canada and post rock), i just saw an excellent show at The Boot with virginian spazz-jazz-jam-rockers ILAD and canadian post-rockers extrodinare, A Northern Chorus. ANC has been one of my favourite spacey shoegaze-rock bands since the MP3.com days and it was great to see them live again. this time i had my camera and i took a few artsy photos. check out the gallery here. anyway, i highly recommend both these bands, you can check out their websites and myspaces to hear the music. i especially recommend A Northern Chorus' album Bitter Hands Resign. its an excellent album of slow spacey but powerful post-rock jams full of swirling strings, guitars and guy+girl vocals.

2 comments:

bygrace56 said...

Hey Trav, I really liked Northern Chorus -it reminded me of Ida; their site was also a very nice experience. Thanks ~D

Candid Chimera said...

Good show. A Northern Chorus seemed very vapid and lifeless underneath it all, whereas ILAD seemed to have more going on inside each note than I could actually hear. I hope ILAD continues to push it. I feel like they aren't exactly capturing what it is they are trying to do yet...