The Pop Cop’s Music Alliance Pact last month posted a new song from Scottish band The Unwinding Hours. Their name is still unrecognized since they’ve yet to release an album or play a live gig. They will soon be known since they were formed by two members of Glasgow greats Aereogramme, whom disbanded two years ago.
Their self-titled album isn’t set to be released until February 5th, 2010 on Chemikal Underground and they’ve made the song “Knut” available as an advanced preview. You’ll find repeating falsetto vocals, delay-pedal guitar, pounding drums, tension-filled piano, and an escalating string arrangement reminiscent of the build up in Sigur Rós’ “Ára bátur”. I see it as a less pop-oriented My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go (which was one of my top 2007 albums), although this song will be the album opener, so perhaps the post-rock calculation will lead into more conventional songwriting. Either way, it’s worth looking forward to!