Song Premiere: I/O – Allston

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If you are in any way interested in instrumental/post-rock, you couldn’t possibly have missed the release of I/O’s debut album Saudade. Indeed, the Boston act made quite an impression in the scene with a sound that combines delicate and mellow melodies with upbeat and groovy rhythms, and I probably wasn’t the only one waiting for new music from them since their first release.

Today,  we are happy to present to you the premiere of their new track, “Allston”, the first single on their upcoming album Anyone, Anywhere, that will be released on July 7th.

The track, at just under 6 minutes long, picks up right where I/O left in 2014. It displays as many different layers as their previous album did, but packed it into a single song. Not until the fourth spin was I able to make sense of my thoughts and feelings and write something about “Allston”. It starts softly and melodic, but shifts midway to their classic grooves in the likes of Maserati or Muñeco. The rhythmic section is sharper than ever, and the bass guitar leads the way at multiple times throughout the track. It has all of the reasons why we love I/O condensed into a single song, and it’s really promising in respect to the upcoming release of Anyone, Anywhere.

Anyone, Anywhere will be released on July 7th, 2017 via Dollar Slice Records. Pre-order the album now at your preferred retailer below to download the first single, Allston. Allston is also available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music.
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