WNYC Soundcheck Premieres the Title Track Off of Caspian’s Waking Season

By on September 7, 2012

After three albums and nearly a decade together, instrumental post-rock quintet Caspian has honed a musical identity that makes them members of a club filled with similarly moody, orchestral-rock bands like Mogwai and Godspeed You! Black Emperor (GYBE). And while it’s a sound that seemed to burrow underground for much of the mid-2000s, lately there’s been a resurgence of this kind of sonic deliberateness — heard in a rapturous and much-discussed five-day stand from GYBE in New York last year, and in recent work from bands like Sigur Ros and the xx.
The upcoming release from Caspian edges them ever closer to the most well-known of instrumental rock groups — deliberately. The band spent a year making Waking Season, recording and mixing the record with producer Matt Bayles — best known for his work with heavier outfits like Mastodon, Isis, and the proggier group Minus the Bear.
“Waking Season,” the album’s title track, is a slow burner, and a clear introduction to the group’s strong new statement. Listen to the song exclusively here, and watch the album trailer below. Waking Season comes out on September 25th.

Read the Full Piece and Listen to “Waking Season” Here!

“…A quintet from Beverly, MA, Caspian plays transcendent orchestral post-rock. Their latest album  Waking Season comes out September 25th via Triple Crown Records. You’ll find yourself listening to a song and think “cool, there’s totally elements of heavy metal there” whereas other instrumental groups (*cough* Explosions in the Sky) can induce fantasies of punching a hippie….”

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“The effort, a follow-up to the band’s 2009 album Tertia, was produced by Matt Bayles (Isis, Mastodon) and collects instrumental numbers that feel like less morose cousins of Mogwai and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. “Halls Of The Summer” is an airy number that balances a twinkling melody with darker, gloomier undertones.”

See What Else RCRD LBL Has to Say About Waking Season, and Download “Halls of the Summer” Here!

Caspian will release their latest studio album Waking Season on September 25th, 2012 via Triple Crown Records. Later this week, the band will hit the road for a handful of headlining dates before joining up with Minus the Bear to serve as support for them on a nationwide headlining run. See below for all confirmed dates!
Confirmed Headlining Dates:
September 11th @ The Pike Room in Pontiac, MI
September 12th @ Subterranean in Chicago, IL
Confirmed Fall Tour Dates with Minus the Bear
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 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.