READERS CHOICE: AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR
Reader Steve Bergquist has been bugging us about And So I Watch You From Afar for a couple months, and now I understand why: they rule. Don’t let the awkward band name fool you.
And So I Watch You From Afar are tough to classify, so I’ll roll with Steve’s description: “heavy instrumental rock with proggy shred riffs, punk balls, and post-rock atmosphere.” There’s also an ambient/atmospheric quality to the guitars that puts these guys in the same head-trippy category as bands like Russian Circles, Constants and Junius. They know when to be heavy and they know when to lay back and sit deep in the pocket; best of all they just know how to write good tunes.
Their new album Gangs is posted on Bandcamp; it’s free to stream (which you can also do using the widget below) and only €4.00 (about $6.00) to download. Get on it.