Canyons of Static is an instrumental quintet that blends the distorted melodies of shoegaze with the intensely emotional aspects of post-rock. With no central songwriter, the music evolves from a collective process of experimentation challenging the boundaries and forms of traditional rock music. They self-released two ep’s in 2006 and their first full-length album, The Disappearance, in 2008. Canyons of Static continues to grow their audience through a dynamic live show. Performances feature homemade abstract films projected onto multiple screens creating a unique experience of sight and sound.
A five track digipack, Farewell Shadows blends well-known and perfected aspects of Post Rock into a tapestry-like picture of intricacy, it proves that Canyons of Static are into their music for the sake of their music. Honest and straight-up tracks that don’t sucker punch the listener, friends of the genre as well as newcomers will find this a highly accessible release that keeps them coming back for more while keeping delicate sounds and tones for future listens.
To tide you over the Christmas period with Canyons of Static goodness, feel free to grab a free download of the Christmas EP: 5 well known Christmas tracks, done rockingly different!
Artist: Canyons of Static
Title: Farewell Shadows
Format: Physical (digipack) & digital
Release Date: 27th January 2012
Cat #: OXIDE016
Over the weeks leading up to the release date, we will stream a track each week here.