Caspian is a post-rock six-piece from the small town of Beverly, Massachusetts. I’ve been aware of them for a long time, but for some reason or another, I’ve never listened to them. Until recently.
They formed in 2004, and very early in their existence, they had the good fortune of landing a gig as the support act for Japanese post-rock icons MONO. They released a couple of EPs, then their first album —The Four Trees— in 2007. This was followed by Tertia in 2009, and Waking Season in 2012. In August of 2013, their founding bassist Chris Friedrich unexpectedly passed away at the age of 32. Every band copes with the death of a band member differently, and the way they dealt with their loss was to carry on. After a brief time off, they toured in the autumn of 2013, and released their Hymn for the Greatest Generation EP.
The band’s fourth album Dust and Disquiet comes out today via Triple Crown Records in North America, and Hebbledehoy Records in Australia/New Zealand. I haven’t spent very much time with the album yet, but I like this song a lot:
“Sad Heart of Mine” by Caspian
You can buy the new album via bandcamp here.