Math Rock Thread


#1

I’ve always been interested in the genre and finally got listening to a couple bands here and there.
-“Drugs to the Dear Youth” EP and untitled Tera Melos album
-“Hold your horse is” by Hella
-“What burns never returns” by Dan Caballero
Is there any essential math rock you guys recommend?


#2

always worth going back through some of the old stuff in Big Scary Monsters’ catalogue; meet me in st louis, this town needs guns, cats and cats and cats, crash of rhinos etc. really good brit math-y stuff. also both american football albums are fantastic


#3

Adding to my list now. I absolutely love the first American football album. Ive gave the second album a listen to yere and there nothing really caught on to me. I like the instruments but not really feeling the vocals which shouldn’t matter but they seem to be the focus now. The first album they were mixed in perfectly.


#4

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#5

Agreed, second album sounds like a bit like an Owen album because of it


#6

I really love Owls (singer from American Football plays drums), both the first and second album have some great tunes on them

Try early Minus the Bear too (later stuff is a bit patchy)


#7

#8

adebisi shank.


#9

#10

I can’t really remember where the line is drawn between post rock and math rock.

Oxes, That Fucking Tank, early Battles, Tortoise and Unwound spring to mind.


#11

Sad that Brontide have gone all quiet because of other projects


#12

#13

i thought the same, but it really grew on me. nowhere near as good as the first, though


#14

Youthmovies were, imo, one of the best math-influenced bands ever.


#15

Tortoise and Unwound are 2 of my favorite bands of all time tbh


#16

All hell yeah, just got out of work and come to see all these recs. Thanks everyone!


#17

HAPPY TO BE DEAD, HAPPY TO BE DEAD
DEADER THAN THE REST
DEADER THAN THE REST.


#18

Don Caballero 2
American Don
Oxxxes


#19

Totorro are a very good band and are playing some shows here soon

Thurs 30/3 - Brighton, Sticky Mikes
Fri 31/3 - Guildford, The Boileroom
Sunday 2/4 - Southampton, Joiners
Monday 3/4 - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Tuesday 4/4 - Manchester, Gullivers
Weds 5/4 - Leicester, The Cookie
Thurs 6/4 - London, Birthdays


#20

American Don is their best one I think