Like the Non-Strings Roundups, every once in a while I want to post a few things that don't quite fit the theme of the blog, but that I think readers would enjoy. This batch is of bands/albums that have string instruments but don't have enough punk influence for me to post about them otherwise.
Sans Soleil - A Holy Land Beneath A Godless Sky (2014)
Hard-to-categorize instrumental doom/post-rock with viola from Austin, TX, USA featuring members of Dead to a Dying World. Unsure if there will be any future releases from them.
(Mostly) instrumental post-rock with viola and cello from Portland, OR, USA. Crust-adjacent/has a punk ethos.
The Pirate Ship Quintet (2007-2012)
Post-rock/screamo with cello from Bristol, UK.
Hard-to-categorize folk punk-ish band with cello from Portland, OR, USA.
Doom with violins and a female vocalist from Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
Hex Partners (2013-present)
Instrumental "acoustic doom" with a violin from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Ivan - Strewn Across Stars (2017)
Funeral doom/sludge with violin from VIC, Australia.
Distances (violin added in 2015)
Post-metal with violin from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
Let me know if you have any recommendations for bands in a similar vein!