Math Rock Archive

  • Quick on the heels of their debut EP released last December, Instructions have released yet another brilliant two song EP. Admittedly, re: sleep is quite a bit more accessible than the ETAOIN SHRDLU release, but no less math rock intensive, no less amazing. There is a touch more pop rationale found here, but the arrangements are every bit as complex, the music every bit as unique and engaging as their debut. Instructions are quickly becoming one of my favorite bands to keep track of and track down when possible, because their live performances are easily as rewarding as their recorded...

    Instructions-re: sleep EP

    Quick on the heels of their debut EP released last December, Instructions have released yet another brilliant two song EP. Admittedly, re: sleep is quite a bit more accessible than the ETAOIN SHRDLU release, but no less math rock intensive, no less amazing. There is a touch more pop rationale found here, but the arrangements are every bit as complex, the music every bit as unique and engaging as their debut. Instructions are quickly becoming one of my favorite bands to keep track of and track down when possible, because their live performances are easily as rewarding as their recorded...

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  • Instructions-ETAOIN SHRDLU It occurs to me that the more amazing the local music scene gets, the more popular it becomes, the more there will appear amazing finds upon the fringe that will rise to the top of the crop in next year’s batch of unsettled cream.   This brings me to Instructions and while what I am talking about is their two song EP, I’m really talking about their math rock/art school aesthetic and the realization that the waves are really only just rolling in.  It’s only two songs and at first, when I was told to check them out,...

    Instructions Amazing Debut ETAOIN SHRDLU

    Instructions-ETAOIN SHRDLU It occurs to me that the more amazing the local music scene gets, the more popular it becomes, the more there will appear amazing finds upon the fringe that will rise to the top of the crop in next year’s batch of unsettled cream.   This brings me to Instructions and while what I am talking about is their two song EP, I’m really talking about their math rock/art school aesthetic and the realization that the waves are really only just rolling in.  It’s only two songs and at first, when I was told to check them out,...

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