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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Listen to the Lengthily Titled New Album by S.F.'s Sad Bastard Book Club

Posted By on Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 1:31 PM

Sad Bastard Book Club
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It probably goes without saying, but we'll repeat it nonetheless: Fans of sprawling post-rock epics are losing their shit over the return of the genre's elusive Canadian demigods, Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Included among those eager music lovers are surely the members of the San Francisco-based Sad Bastard Book Club -- a band whose brand-new album, Another Family Dinner at the Saturn Residence Ends in Tears, seems to take a lot from the aforementioned act and its related side projects. So, until Godspeed hits Great American Music Hall in February of next year, we'll wait patiently, listening to the music made by these Sad Bastards, which we have for you after the jump.

Aside from the ridiculously long titles Sad Bastard Book Club gives its music (mouthfuls such as "You Get an 'A' for Effort, but Burning a Pile of Physics Books Won't Curry Favor With the Gods of Construction. It Will Only Piss Off the Laws of Nature," and "Unfortunately, the Signposts Are All Written in a Language We Can Never Hope to Understand"), the Bay Area outfit also shares in the romanticized doom and gloom of Godspeed's haunting albums. But the instrumentation and vocals sound more like the Canadian band's excellent sister group, Thee Silver Mt. Zion. Still, SBBC explores its own post-rock terrain on Family Dinner, which was recorded in an old hotel saloon in San Gregorio, CA, and rewards listeners who love to get intimate with the sounds they consume. Check it out yourself via the streaming player below.

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