Around the time that Los Angeles' Ancestors formed over a decade ago, there were two bands on the scene with the same name: each easily distinguishable from the other. One Ancestors hailed from the East Coast and was the nom de guerre of Mark McCoy of Youth Attack / Charles Bronson et al fame, while the other started as a trio that featuring Justin Maranga, Nick Long and Brandon Pierce. While Mark McCoy toiled on with 1,000 other bands in the time since, the latter Ancestors released three LPs for Tee Pee Records that dealt in proggy, Seventies-rock-meets-Neurosis sounds before cooling their jets in 2012.
Now after six years away, Ancestors have returned for a release on Pelagic Records titled Suspended in Reflections that features "The Warm Glow," which we're premiering today (June 13th).
The new track an aching, multi-movement prog effort that goes full-on emotional and never fully commits to the riff. Post-rock is a stepping stone, as is the works of slowcore gods Low, digging deep for a haunting and beautiful melody.
That's not to say the boys are soft, it's just that when you write a song with this depth, why slather it in too much fuzz when you can let it breathe. Check it out above for the first time and order yours digitally or in the EU here, North America here and Australia here.