4 friends playing accessible, mathy, post-rock.
“distressed post-rock with vocals that sound like an SOS call after a city-leveling disaster. Their music comes out at a frenzied pace: not incredibly fast, but instead shuffling through rubble with swiveling heads and ringing ears, looking for loved ones. Lost in shaky scenes.”
“The exuberant and engaging effort (streaming below) blasts off with aggressive, mathy indie rock that rides taut, tenacious riffs and rumbling rhythms to gratifying catharses that most often hinge on raucous gang vocals. Structures shift throughout, but the band’s ability to cultivate and diffuse tension is a constant that keeps the album running smoothly. As impressive as this young outfit’s execution is, sequencing is the real boon of their EP. Intensity builds throughout, growing steadily with each song. Guitars become sharper and more angular, drums become more physical, and bass lines tighten their strangle-hold on your ear drums. By “Red Tide,” the album’s furious and fascinating closer, their energetic precision reaches its peak, pushing and pulling with unhinged momentum.”
“Seemingly irrelevant refrains are tossed in to the material, yet that very lack of structure makes for the strength of the band. The tracks are delivered with an infectious energy and enthusiasm that has the listener firmly engrossed wanting to find out in which direction in which Virgin Lung will throw the mind next, it will be interesting to hear how the band develop over the future. I can imagine them being an instant hit as SxSW.”
“Some very mathy post-rock from North Carolina. The first track on the EP has a different sound than the rest (more soft and pop-like), so do make sure to keep listening even if that's song isn't your jam. As the EP carries on it gets fast and a bit harder. A pretty good beginning of something..”
“The band crafts songs that are mostly instrumental and whose vocals cheer or bellow. Together they’ve made music that heartily eschews the verse-chorus-verse construction and built songs based on multiple ideas coming together. It’s not cohesion of singular riffs but a marriage of music that resembles a rich tapestry of emotions, albeit cohesion that absolutely rocks.”
“I thought you dudes looked like a bunch of pussies but then i heard you play and I was like: 'holy shit!' What the hell? Who are you guys?”
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