Monday 8 February 2016


GenresPunk / Rock / Instrumental / Post-Rock / Post-Hardcore / Post-Metal / Prog-Rock / Ambient / Indie / Downtempo
Related artists?.
CountryRichmond, Virginia USA
Years Active2011-present
Song: "Heavy Hands"
Album: "Shy, Low"
Year: 2012
For fans ofGifts From Enola, Finger Of God, Ornaments, Pelican, Russian Circles, Tomydeepestego, Quiet Lakes, Goonies Never Say Die, Town Portal, 5ive, Glasir, Disappearer, Omega Massif, Angel Eyes, Isis, Red Sparrows, MilanKu, Mogwai, Godspeed, You! Black Emperor and Black Clouds.
Label(s): Self Released / Spartan Records / Fluttery Records
This post's artist is from the November 2015 Mix. This is track #10.
You can download: the January Mix#1 right here or get the new February 2016 Mix#2 here.

Richmond Virginia is much a factory for amazing screamo. Apparently it is also home to some amazing instru-metal. SHY, LOW has been releasing since early 2012 and the band focuses much more on the builds and atmospherics rather than the chug breakdowns and twinkly math rock guitars that are more prevalent in the genre. I think pretty decent comparisons would be Mono, Glasir, Mogwai and Red Sparrows but they do break out of the softer mold on occasion and sound more like a very jammy Gifts From Enola and Pelican. Songs such as "Voyager" and "Heavy Hands" have the band at their angriest, while much of the remainder of each album is littered with slow, ambient and spacey rock music. Although the band doesn't draw me in as much as the heavier and crushing instru-metal I tend to listen to, I can still appreciate and enjoy the softer, chilling vibe of SHY, LOW. If you're a fan of any of the bands in the "for fans of" section I'd strongly recommend giving the youtube embeds below a decent shot.



2012 - Shy, Low cdLP (stream/buy here)

2013 - Binary Opposition 12"EP (stream/buy here)

2014 - Homesick: A Spartan Records Christmas Album comp (contributed "O Holy Night") (stream here)

2015 - Hireath 12"LP (stream/buy here)

(2012) SHY, LOW - "Heavy Hands" (from 'Shy, Low')

(2013) SHY, LOW - "Voyager" (from 'Binary Opposition')

(2015) SHY, LOW - "Nostos" (from 'Hireath')


SHY, LOW additional links




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