This article provides a list of post-rock bands. The list is not exhaustive, but bands that are added to this list are considered to be notable in the genre.
Not to be confused with experimental rock bands, post-rock also for the most part doesn't use vocals. But what makes it different is that the instruments - most notably guitars - aren't used in a traditional rock riff fashion. Thus, post rock bands are forward thinking with song structure and have been lauded for their incorporation of other genres.
God Is An Astronaut "Echoes" recorded at CXSW, Skibereen, West Cork, Ireland on Sunday 6th June 2011.
God Is an Astronaut are an Irish post-rock band that has been active since 2002.
A list of the best post rock bands and artists ever! Featuring bands like God is an Astronaut, Sigur Ros, Mogwai, Mono, Yndi Halda and many more.
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Mogwai - "Scotland's Shame" from the Album The Hawk Is Howling.
Mogwai are a Scottish post-rock band that has been active since 1995.
Find Post-Rock Albums, Artists and Songs, and Editorial Picked Post-Rock Music on AllMusic
Above all else, the Wikipedia entry on post-rock exemplifies how difficult it can be to pin down movements in music: Did the genre begin in the ’90s?
"Olsen Olsen" by Sigur Rós
Sigur Rós are an Icelandic post-rock band that has been active since 1994.
Post-rock is a subgenre of rock music characterized by the influence and use of instruments commonly associated with rock, but using rhythms and "guitars as facilitators of timbre and textures" not traditionally found in rock. Post-rock bands are often without vocals.
Post-rock at its best is an ideal soundtrack for car chases, interstellar combat and nighttime prowls on the Serengeti. The music is composed with rock instruments--guitar, drums, swagger, etc.--but isn't chained to standard verse-chorus-verse structures.