SPIN Dubs Caspian’s Waking Season Best Post-Rock Album of 2012

By on September 22, 2012

Stream the Best Post-Rock Album of 2012: Caspian’s ‘Waking Season’
Christopher R. Weingarten

Fans of Mogwai, Isis, and Mono better get comfortable
The third album from Massachusetts post-rock cosmonauts Caspian is a gorgeous 57-minute float through ghost choirs, Earth-ly desert ambles, guitars beamed from the Envy school of decimation, and, of course, builds, buildsbuilds. It’s been a hot minute since we went completly gaga over a post-rock album — was Wavering Radiant? really three years ago? — and Waking Season hits that majestic, hypnotic sweet spot, making room for Tim Hecker-fried drones, Joshua Tree-era U2 atmosphere and voices skipping like they were controlled by DJ Rashad or the Books. It’s due out next week on Triple Crown Records, and they’ll be blowing Minus the Bear off stage for the rest of September, but you can get lost in Waking Season right now.

Waking Season is out on September 25th
via Triple Crown Records!
September 13th @ Varsity Theatre in Minneapolis , MN
September 14th @ The Rave in Milwaukee , WI
September 16th @ Blue Moose in Iowa City , IA
September 17th @ The Vogue in Indianapolis , IN
September 18th @ Intersection in Grand Rapids , MI
September 19th @ Grog Shop in Cleveland , OH
September 20th @ Water Street in Rochester , NY
September 21st @ Stage AE in Pittsburgh , PA
September 23rd @ Starland Ballroom in Sayreville , NJ
September 24th @ The Depot in York, PA (Headlining)
September 25th @ Fillmore in Washington , DC
September 26th @ Northern Lights in Albany , NY
September 27th @ Royale in Boston , MA
September 28th @ Electric Factory in Philadelphia , PA
September 29th @ Best Buy Theatre in New York , NY
September 30th @ The National in Richmond , VA

October 1st @Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh , NC


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.