Pray for Sound, Torpid May, To Sail Beyond the Sun

Pray for Sound

Pray for Sound is a five-piece instrumental post-rock band started by Bruce Malley in 2011. Hailing from Massachusetts, Pray for Sound originally started as a one-man project; however, after releasing the debut album, Monophonic, Chris, Nick, Joe and Steve were quickly added to the mix to bring the album to the stage.

Inspired by Bruce's struggle with hearing loss, Monophonic takes the listener on an emotional roller coaster. In 2005, doctors discovered a destructive cyst called a cholesteatoma growing inside Bruce's left ear. After surgical removal of the cyst and reconstruction of his ear, he was left with severe hearing loss, tinnitus, and reoccurring ear pain. These emotional experiences were translated into the music and artwork that make up Monophonic.

With mixing and mastering by Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna, Pg.lost), the five track EP is dark, melodic and explosive, taking musical inspiration from bands like Explosions in the Sky and Russian Circles, to those outside of the post-rock genre such as Pink Floyd and The Cure.

Monophonic is currently available digitally via Bandcamp in a pay-what-you-want format. For those interested, a physical digipak version is also available. In addition, Pray for Sound will be supporting the release by playing Monophonic in its entirety at various venues in the Northeast late 2012 and into 2013.

Hailed as "A true representation of the Taiwanese indie music scene" by MusicDish Network, their musical interests have always been an eclectic interplay of ambience and angst over dense textured soundscapes, with melodic layers in a balanced blend, packed with suspense and often lead up to chaotic finales. This results in songs that are episodic and progressive, at times delicate and course, somber and affecting, dreamy and stern. Like an act of collage making, overlaying, overflowing and contaminating audiences' senses, hearing their songs is like "staring at drizzles and drifting off into the neon abyss, while a stormy night awaits' said Marcus Lui, Radio DJ at WZRC AM1480.

To Sail Beyond the Sun

To Sail Beyond the Sun is Robbie, Nick, Dave, and John. Post Rock band from Long Island New York.

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Tuesday, August 27 · Doors 7:30 PM at The Rock Shop