Sunday, March 17, 2013

Swan of Tuonela

Swan of Tuonela is a young buck post-rock screams band from Virginia. The dudes are in hella other bands, so if you get down with Caust, Kilgore Trout, Dial Up or Halcyon then you should check this out. They did a lil tour recently and we played with them at their drummer's parents house in Alexandria. Shit was dope. All the bands were sick. I had never listened to Swan before that evening but was pretty impressed by it. I normally shit on post-rock scream bands, but this was pretty cool. They describe themselves as being dreamy, which I suppose I agree with. The spacey parts are pretty spacey, but don't really drag on too long. It's interesting to note that when the band is being all spaced out and shit it takes a hot minute for them to build it up or whatever, but then when they get going and decide to flip the "screamo time" switch it gets real fast and aggro. It's a nice juxtaposition of sound. Check it out, check out their other bands, and support the homies. Word.


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