Non-Punk With Strings Roundup #1

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.

download (Bandcamp) | facebook

Aradia (2015-present)

(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.

listen | download (Bandcamp)

Strangeweather (2013-present)

Hard-to-categorize folk punk-ish band with cello from Portland, OR, USA.

listen | download (Bandcamp) | facebook

Subrosa (2006-present)

Doom with violins and a female vocalist from Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

listen | download (Bandcamp) | website | facebook | twitter

Hex Partners (2013-present)

Instrumental "acoustic doom" with a violin from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

listen | download (Bandcamp) | facebook

Ivan - Strewn Across Stars (2017)

Funeral doom/sludge with violin from VIC, Australia.

listen | download (Bandcamp) | facebook

Distances (violin added in 2015)

Post-metal with violin from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

listen | download (Bandcamp) | facebook | youtube


Let me know if you have any recommendations for bands in a similar vein!

Ives - Abandon (2010) [Song]

Ives was a blackened punk band from Florida, USA

Album Description

Only the track "Abandon" includes violin

Tracklist

  1. The Taste Of Severity
  2. Burning The Incense, Amanita Virosa
  3. Lost In The Pleasures Of Moonlight
  4. Abandon

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Source: RABM | Quality: MP3 128

Caskar - Caskar Demo (2018)

Caskar is an acoustic folk/crust punk band with cello and a female vocalist from Munich, Germany

I typically avoid posting folk punk here, but I'm going to make an exception for this one, as I feel it blurs the line between genres a bit more than others.

Album Description

All tracks include cello

Tracklist

  1. Ersteinhalbster Song
  2. Westside Crimeside
  3. after I took speed for the "last" time
  4. 149

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Respire - Dénouement (2018)

Respire is a blackened screamo band from Toronto, Canada that incorporates various unconventional instruments into their music (saxophone, glockenspiel, trumpet, violin, viola, cello, etc)

I've been looking forward to this release for a while.

Respire's previous album, Gravity and Grace is highly recommended, but the cello/viola parts weren't significant enough for me to post it here. With this new album, however, Respire has incorporated a violinist/violist into their main lineup.

Album Description

All tracks include violin/viola

Tracklist

  1. Bound
  2. Haunt
  3. Shiver
  4. Bloom
  5. Catacombs
  6. Virtue
  7. A Heart Still Pines
  8. Dénouement

Preview

Originally posted April 24, 2018
Updated May 1, 2018: Re-published since the album is officially released

10-Year-Old Wala - Reminiscence 1-6 (2005)

10-Year-Old Wala was a screamo band with violin from the Czech Republic

If anyone has this in better quality, get in touch with me.

Album Description

All tracks include violin

Tracklist

  1. geunine mono sound
  2. animality
  3. autumn beauty
  4. buzzing
  5. worlds biggest crime
  6. wala
  7. crimson

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Source: unknown | Quality: MP3 128 CBR

Eris Flies Tonight (2011-2012)

Eries Flies Tonight was a screamo/post-rock band with violin from Berlin, Germany

This is going to be a combined post for all releases of Eries Flies Tonight.

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The Spectacle - I, Fail (2005)

The Spectacle was a hardcore/crust/screamo band from Bodø, Norway

This is one of my favorite albums, and for some reason I keep thinking that I've already posted it. Well, finally, I'm actually posting it. Enjoy.

Album Description

Only the tracks 'Flag Of Defeat' and 'I, Fail' include cello

Tracklist

  1. Courage And A Brick
  2. Flag Of Defeat
  3. By God
  4. When Every Move Is Anticipated
  5. From Sandbox To Laboratory
  6. All Towers Must Fall
  7. Self And Other
  8. I, Fail

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Source: what | Quality: MP3 V0