Thursday, 20 June 2013

Gatherers


Gatherers (formerly just Gatherer) are a five-piece post-hardcore/screamo/emotional hardcore band from Bayonne, New Jersey that started in late 2011. They put out an EP last July (2012) titled Postcards that immediately began getting a ton of attention, and for good reason. That attention never ceased to stop coming, and here we are with their newly released LP titled Caught Between A Rock And A Sad Place. Both albums are great, I have to say.

These guys play a style of post-hardcore in the vein of bands such as La Dispute, Touché Amoré, Pianos Become The Teeth, and Defeater. However, those bands are more like influences, rather than contemporaries. I know there's been a lot of "Wave" band rip-offs in the past few years, but if Gatherer are just rip-offs, they do it really damn well. I guess Thursday are a prominent source of influence as well. With their highly cathartic, abrasive, intimate vocals, paired with the dualling guitar work and tight rhythm section, these guys are a forcef of their own. They just happen to sound a lot like the aforementioned bands, though they display a bit more variety on their full-length. Check them out.

1. Wedding Bells
2. Postcards
3. Jones Beach
4. Brittle Bones

1. And Now Everyone Sings The Blues
2. I Have Seen Mountains
3. 108
4. What If I Can't
5. Brittle Bones
6. Ocean Floor
7. Segovia
8. Campfires
9. Death Bed
10. He Went Down There To Die

1. God Deluxe
2. Tired Hands
3. Crows
4. Assembly
5. You Are Motel Royalty
6. Ritual Flowers
7. Modern Arts of the Hospice House
8. Q U I E T W O R L D
9. A Recluse (or 8mm Film)
10. Television
11. Songs For A Dead Banner

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