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30 Essential Post-Rock Songs

Above all else, the Wikipedia entry on post-rock exemplifies how difficult it can be to pin down movements in music: Did the genre begin in…
Stereogum | January 7, 2015 - 1:24 pm

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Watter – “History Of The Future” Video

Watter is a supergroup featuring the following lineup: Britt Walford (Slint), Dominic Cipolla (Phantom Family Halo, Torres), Rachel Grimes (Rachel's), Bundy K. Brown (Tortoise), and…
Chris DeVille | October 23, 2017 - 1:56 pm

Stream Grails Chalice Hymnal

Grails announced their sixth studio LP "Chalice Hymnal" back in December, and have since shared the album's title track and the single "Pelham." While the…
Pranav Trewn | February 13, 2017 - 3:25 pm

Grails – “Pelham”

Grails graced December with the news that they'd return this year with Chalice Hymnal, their first album since 2011. That announcement arrived alongside the ominously…
Chris DeVille | January 11, 2017 - 10:19 am


Grails – “Chalice Hymnal”

Portland experimentalists Grails will return next year with Chalice Hymnal, their sixth LP and first in six years. In the interim since 2011's Deep Politics,…
Chris DeVille | December 5, 2016 - 10:00 am

Holy Sons – “Gnostic Device” (Stereogum Premiere)

Holy Sons is the brainchild of Emil Amos, a Portland-based multi-instrumentalist who's released 10 albums in the last 15 or so years under that guise…
Charles Innis | December 4, 2015 - 9:57 am

Grails – “Self-Hypnosis”

The great Portland, OR post-y/drone-y/psych-y instrumental band Grails feature Emil Amos, drummer for the similarly spacious and mighty Om. Grails last LP was 2011's Deep
Michael Nelson | August 13, 2013 - 11:44 am

Lilacs And Champagne – “Sweet/Sour”

Lilacs And Champagne may have started as an interesting side project of Grails members Alex Hall and Emil Amos, but they've quickly proved how well…
Miles Bowe | March 5, 2013 - 11:34 am

Grails – “Wake Up Drill II” (Stereogum Premiere)

Portland, OR instrumental band Grails share a drummer with Om (Emil Amos, also of Holy Sons and Lilacs & Champagne), but there's a shared sensibility,…
Michael Nelson | October 10, 2012 - 11:21 am

Lilacs & Champagne – “Lilacs”

We've already posted "Everywhere, Everyone," the first track from Lilacs & Champagne, the spooky, apocalyptic production duo made up of Grails' Alex Hall and Emil…
Tom Breihan | January 19, 2012 - 12:58 pm

Lilacs & Champagne – “Everywhere, Everyone” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Two members of the Portland band Grails, Alex Hall and Emil Amos, have a new project going: The heavy, churning production duo Lilacs & Champagne.
Tom Breihan | January 6, 2012 - 1:25 pm

Lilacs & Champagne – “Everywhere, Everyone”

Alex Hall and Emil Amos, the production team behind the Portland instrumental rock band Grails, have a distinctly unrock new project called Lilacs & Champagne.
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2011 - 5:51 pm

Grails – “Almost Grew My Hair” (Stereogum Premiere)

Seasoned Portland instrumental out-rock quartet Grails are set to release their fifth album, Deep Politics. It the first in three years. During the time off,…
Brandon Stosuy | February 16, 2011 - 10:36 am

The Outsiders: Vol. 12

Not all of Stereogum's favorite sounds conform to what folks expect us to cover. In this space, resident Bananafish fetishist Brandon Stosuy focuses on bands,
Brandon Stosuy | May 19, 2008 - 3:38 pm