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Bands We're Listening To This Week - VI

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Post-rock and art-rock dominate this week and Lakshman Parsuram lists the artists on our playlist. Tell us what you think.
METZ
Canadian noise-rock trio METZ came together in 2008 and signed to Sub-Pop in 2012. Reminiscent of the early 90s hardcore sludge-rock, they’re as much about volume as they are about textures and dynamics- making for an extremely interesting concoction of alternative music. 
Their second album, METZ II, dropped earlier this year. 
 
Listen to Acetate below:
 
 
And So I Watch You From Afar
ASIWYFA started as a four-piece band in Belfast in 2005. Founding member Tony Wright left the band in 2011 and they continued as a three-piece outfit. With musical styles ranging from post-rock to heavy math-rock, the band has built a cult following over the years and even played a few shows in India in 2013. 
They released their fourth album Heirs earlier this year. 
 
Listen to People Not Sleeping below:
 
 
Space Behind The Yellow Room    
SBTYR formed in 2012 in Bangalore (well specifically, Yelahanka) at a time when post-rock was starting to grow in the country. Though they’re often billed as a post-rock band, their experimental approach to songwriting puts them more in the prog and art-rock bracket.
They released their debut album, Conversations That Determine A Life, last year. 
 
Listen to Beautiful Repetition below:
 
 
Ought
Montreal-based post-punk quartet Ought doesn’t actually consist of any native Canadians (with members hailing from New Hampshire, New Jersey and Australia). Formed in 2012 when its members began living together in a communal band practice space while they recorded their earliest material, they signed to Constellation Records in 2014. 
Their second full-length feature (and fourth release, overall), Sun Coming Down, released earlier this year. 
 
Listen to Sun Coming Down below:
 
 
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Post-rock cult giants GY!BE had a very simple way of recruiting new members. According to founding member Efrim Menuck, "It was like if anyone knew anybody who played an instrument and seemed like an okay person, they would sort of join up”. With constant line-up changes, the group settled around a nine-person line-up. Though they never officially disbanded, they announced and indefinite hiatus in 2008. They reunited in 2010 and released 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! in 2012 (their first album in ten years). They followed it up with Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress earlier this year. 
 
Listen to Lamb’s Breath below:
 
 
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