Do Make Say Think are an instrumental post-rock group from Toronto, Canada whose music is defined by its weaving guitar lines and atmosphere of dread and exaltation. Now over 20 years old, the group recently released Stubborn Persistent Illusions, their first album in eight years. Ahead of their headlining show tomorrow Saturday, December 2nd at Murmrr Theatre, multi-instrumentalist Justin Small shared a playlist of what he described to us as “essential and influential non-post rock jams every post rock fan should hear.” Check it out below.
2. TALK TALK: "New Grass"
To those new to the scene, this band and their two final records are SUPER influential to our band. Talk Talk were a weird pop band in the early 80s. And then they released Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock and changed the landscape of "POPular" music forever! I've listened to this song once a week for over 20 years and still find new elements. A friend who was in the greatest noise band EVER—Crawl/Child—claimed Laughing Stock to be the greatest recording by human beings. I agree!
5. JOHN COLTRANE: "Ole"
A pummel-fest groove. There is no post-rock band that could touch this jam. Fuck it! I give up!!!
6. SPIRITUALIZED: "Let It Flow"
A deep, drug-fueled spiral. It's the BIG "HERE IT COMES" moment that always informed our "big release" moment. If you're in the right zone, this moment can be heart-stopping!!!
12. NAPALM DEATH: "The Kill"