Throughout music history there has never been a shortage of leading front men and women who serve as the “face” of the band. Then there is the post rock genre, which is instrumental, and doesn’t require anyone to be the “face” of the band, though it does require each member of the ensemble to mesh well with one another if the band is to stand on its own.
For nearly four years now the San Marcos, Texas post rock band See You In the Morning has been doing just that, pumping out melodic post rock that stretches over a variety of moods which they have honed since releasing their first two EP’s and can now be found on their debut full-length See You in the Morning.
The band is a big one too, six pieces made up of three guitarists; Alex Alston, Alex Strom and Michael Berry, bassist Kyle Duncan, drummer Austin Perrilloux and Victoria Campos on the synths. With this lineup the band is able to create many different soundscapes.
They begin by coming out with the full force of rock on the album’s opener “Sorrows Drowned.” See You in the Morning moves easily and seamlessly between melodic and more ambient offerings and then turns on a dime to offer big swells of ear searing guitar solos and then moves back into ambience once again as they do in the thirteen-plus-minute epic “Pandurtle.”
They do this again on “Bronchial Catharsis” which along with the guitars comes some pretty ball busting drum fills and warm synthesizers woven in. The closing track, “Siberia” is a cold and slow build, filled with some really great fretwork from the three guitarists.
I wouldn’t call myself a man who knows a lot about the post rock genre though I felt like there were a lot of patterns happening on See You in the Morning the main one being that after a time many of the songs, good as they are, begin to have the same format to them.
They begin loud or soft, have big swollen middles of guitar and then end in crashing wailing guitars again. I like a certain variety to the way songs are constructed but that’s just me. If your into ambient rock or just wanna hear some pretty kick ass musicians jamming out, get a copy of See You in the Morning.
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