Post-rock is an oft-vilified sub-genre of rock ’n’ roll, usually dismissed as being a self-serving and pretentious grouping of art rockers. Though Winnipeg experimental rock seven-piece …And Then Nothing has some eclectic song titles and features a sepia-toned radiator as cover art, their music is quite frankly pretty goddamn awesome. Maybe it’s just the spring air right now, but this band reminds me of those little hopes felt with the first warm days of spring, like a little wave of warm air rolling over your fingers as you drive around daydreaming with your arm out the car window. There’s a pair of female vocalists cooing out wordless “oohs” and “aahs” while the instruments swirl around creating warm soundscapes. ...And Then Nothing’s latest record is as fresh as they come and is highly recommended.
Published in Volume 64, Number 23 of The Uniter (March 18, 2010)