Over the years A Thousand Arms has proudly endorsed local and underground bands, providing them with the resources necessary to reach larger audiences and debut on ever-broader levels. To celebrate these continuous efforts, A Thousand Arms will release Open Language Vol. I, a double-side compilation featuring 34 songs from some of the best post-rock and instrumental bands as well as new tracks from Ranges, Bright Like the Sun, Coastlands, and Rhone. Each side will feature 17 tracks, with side A focusing solely on American bands, and side B offering a look at the most interesting realities in the international post-rock panorama. The compilation, curated by CJ Blessum and David Zeidler of Arctic Drones will be available for free download on ATA’s Bandcamp page on July 22nd, so mark your calendars!
Of course we don’t expect you to patiently wait arms-crossed until the compilation drops, so we are premiering a new song by Rhone to kill the time, how’s that? The Chicago quartet released their self-titled debut in 2014 and are currently in the process of recording a follow-up full-length, so this is a fitting opportunity to premiere their newest song. “Cedar Springs” shows the band’s ability to blend explosive crescendos and mesmerizing melody. Sounding like a mix between Caspian and This Will Destroy You, “Cedar Springs” is more an instrumental soundtrack to an Autumnal landscape than your standard post-rock tune. Listen to it yourself to see what I’m saying.
A Thousand Arms and Echoes & Dust are proud to offer you the exclusive premiere of Rhone’s newest track, Cedar Springs:
The band is currently working on new material with a late-Fall release date in mind. In the meantime, if you like what you hear (doubt you don’t) check out the rest of the band discography at their Bandcamp location (https://rhonechicago.bandcamp.com/), and if you’re from the Midwest, Rhone will play a home show in Chicago on the 28th at Township. A Thousand Arms will release the remaining tracks on the Open Language comp July 22nd.
By Federico Bernardinelli