In case you haven't noticed, these guys have a penchant for long titles.
Don't let that deter you though, because they have a good sense of structure and know how to build on the ideas within their pieces. The band started with a few members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and has grown into a band with its own mature and unique sound. Personally, I find them a little more interesting than GYBE, as I feel they do a better job of expanding upon leitmotifs and have a bit more musical direction.
Got any favorite bands that grew out of other bands?
Electric Light Orchestra is best known as the band that Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne started to sound like The Beatles. Seriously, look it up, their original intention was to pick up where "The Beatles had left off". However, that doesn't disqualify all the great material that the band would put out during its career. Read more...