Using piano, epic distorted guitars and influences that range from Kronos Quartet to hardcore to the gods of it all, Mogwai, The End of the Ocean's approach to the post-rock genre has hallmarks of other bands within the genre but without some of the more obvious trappings.
The latest track is "desire," a sprawling and furious yet pensive entry that recalls Envy on its own terms — never getting sappy, never leaning too far into the dramatic but always propulsive and interesting. "desire" leaves you with the same approach that made Explosions in the Sky's earlier works so crucial, a picturesque yet pointed statement of emotion and power. Check it out for the first time above.
"desire" is culled from –aire , out on January 18th, 2019 via Equal Vision Records.