Introducing: The frantic, fuzzy post-rock of more.is.more (Show Tonight!)
more.is.more are, despite their name, are something of a stripped down operation. A local guitar and drum duo, they create tightly-wound instrumental post-rock that is both streamlined and fleshed-out. On their debut 12-inch, Roy G Black, the duo wander through the crevasses of the genre over six melodic but punchy tracks, from the wistful slow build of “Dirty Bellows” to the knotty riffs and charging drumming of opener “Caveat pt. II.” The songs are complex enough to warrant intrigue (at least over the 20 or so spins I’ve given it) while not falling into the kind of navel gazing that can doom instrumental music beyond the initial impression. From warped guitar sounds on the wobbly, Radiohead-esqe “Cheshire” to the Minutemen-like focus and forwarding-charging intensity of “Jesus Presley,” they cover a lot of ground on this album, showcasing a band that seem to have uncovered multiple pathways for their sound on their debut recording. Sounding fresh yet steeped in many historical markers, this is an exciting debut.
While the EP has been out since the end of last year via band camp, which you can stream below, the band will be releasing the limited edition 12″ in the near future. In the meantime, you can catch them live tonight Not From Here, Ghost Replicant and Up The Mountain Down The Mountain at the Triple Rock Social Club. Details and RSVP HERE.