Chicago has no shortage of instrumental rock bands continually coming out of the Windy City, and Cascader is continuing the lineage of Midwest instrumental trios that come before them.
The mathy pop proggers Death and the Penguin released their long awaited debut full-length album, Anomie, earlier this summer in partnership with Lonely Voyage Records. Since forming in 2013, the band has established itself as a must see live act and made their ArcTanGent debut this year as well as playing WRONG Festival.
Math Rock That Time Forgot: The Story of Glans, How They Became Lynx, and an Exclusive Album Premiere 20 Years in the Making…
This is the story of Glans, a math rock band lost in the annals of time. It's a story that involves Dave Konopka of Battles, the underground Boston math rock scene, and an exclusive premiere of an unreleased album 20 years since its original recording.
In the first couple decades of a new century a genre music formed that became popular with the youth of the time who enjoyed underground non-mainstream music. Part of the sound of this music was forged from using innovative music technology that recently became available as well as specific playing techniques and styles not being used in other forms of contemporary music.
David Grubbs has the kind of distinguished career that no one band or project fully represents his musical output. When his name is mentioned some might think of his ground-breaking work with early math rock innovators Bastro...
A Beginners Guide to Courting the Crimson King: Five Recommended Albums of Earthbound Construkcted Beats Thraked and B’Boomed by King Crimson
King Crimson has always been a band of impeccable timing. Throughout their career they have managed to know when to strike at the right time, such as landing an opening gig for the Rolling Stones at Hyde Park only a few months into being a band that launched their career or when reforming at the right time in 1981 to usher in a new wave of influences into polyrhythmic music that has influenced a generation of math rock bands.
New York instrumental and angular math-rock band Marateck first came upon my radar in 2016 with their self-titled EP, which showcases the musical capabiliti...
It’s hard not to talk about Lynx without immediately bringing up Dave Konopka, who played guitar in the band before going on to play in one of the most important bands of the last decade regardless of genre in Battles, but got his start crafting a unique sound with Lynx in the late 90’s that laid seminal influence for the kind of sounds math rock was evolving into.