Genre : Post-rock, Ambient, Shoegaze
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01. Nothing Changes
02. Thanks For Being Away
04. This Place (vocals by Caroline )
05. Sustained Combustion
06. Bar Clearing Good Times
07. What Keeps Us Up
08. Small Steps
09. Tokyo 412am
10. Goodnight, So Long
11. Amber, Ember, Glow *
12. Secret Fire, Binding Light *
*Bonus tracks available on Japanese release
Saxon Shore is an American instrumental post-rock band consisting of members from Baltimore, Brooklyn & Philadelphia. Saxon Shore formed in 2001 as the joint project of guitarist Matthew Doty and drummer Josh Tillman. The two wrote several songs that, in time, were recorded for the duo’s debut album Be a Bright Blue, released on Doty’s very own imprint, Broken Factory Records. Tillman’s brother Zach was recruited for bass duties during the studio process and found himself being a full-fledged member.
After a host of tours across the United States (in which the band recruited three separate bassists), Doty moved to Seattle and later exchanged four-tracks with Josh Tillman, who was living in upstate New York at the time. Studio time reserved in Atlanta eventually blossomed into their next effort, Four Months of Darkness. Traveling musician Matt Stone contributing on guitar and like Zach before him, joined, making the group a four-piece. The album marked a change in Saxon Shore’s sound from the light indie pop of Be a Bright Blue to the more melodic Four Months.
The Exquisite Death of Saxon Shore is the culmination of a year of collaborative recording and member bolstering that also yielded the previous cdep, Luck Will Not Save Us from a Jackpot of Nothing, at the halfway mark in the spring of 2005. The Exquisite Death of Saxon Shore is characterized by Saxon Shore’s lush, intense, melodic brand of instrumental rock.