I'd been looking at this promo since we first got it way back in 2008, but I never quite got around to actually putting into the stereo and trying it.
That said, this is something I should have been listening to years ago. It does post-rock wank to a certain extent, but I can let that slide. It's textured and fuzzy, with guitars that fade in and out; all tracks inevitably build to a crashing finale a la GSYBE. It's brighter, I think, than many other post-rock instrumentalists--but it's nothing really new.
Oh my lord, this may be on my top ten list (the first half, anyway). If Melissa Auf der Maur and Karen O had a three-way with Jessikca Fodera, and then locked themselves in the studio with a bottle of vodka this might be the accompanying soundtrack. It's dabbling in dark places without drowning.
Soft and sensitive pop (without channeling Chris Carrabba)--perfect with the weather we're having. Atlantic/Pacific is a semi-supergroup (maybe a Super B-Group?), and I really like where they are going with this. It's the Radio Dept minus the Scandinavian Fuzz.
I'm sorry to say The Autumn Defense's latest, "Once Around," put me to sleep. Maybe I just have questionable taste, but meh.