Off the back of the release of their superb album Bluest Shade Of Back, Belgian post-hardcore act Every Stranger Looks Like You curated a playlist for us based on their favourite tracks.
- Fear Before – Review Our Lives
Tim: This was one of the bands I discovered on MySpace (waaaaay back) and couldn’t believe how they managed to blend post hardcore with all of these prog rock/math whatever influences. They definitely had a huge influence on me and the way I approach writing songs, and I’m still hoping for that reunion…
- Trapped Under Ice – Soul Vice/Reality Unfolds
Tim: I’ve got nothing but great memories of TUI/this song. It’s a simple but highly efficient song, just like I like ‘em. A true classic.
- Kaaris – Sombre
Tim: If my life had a theme song, this might just be the one. It feels very raw and real, which is something we’ve always strived to be as well.
- Deftones – Pink Maggit
Willem: The album “White Pony” that featured this track is more than 15 years old and it still remains an impressive album. The beginning of the track is so sensitive and when the rest joins in, it just blows everybody’s mind (also the melody will stay with you for the rest of the day).
- Weezer – Back to the Shack
Willem: This track just makes me feel so good when listening to it. It’s the perfect motivational speech. I put it up in the morning when I’m in traffic going to work. The drums, the guitars, it all sounds perfect. It’s also a perfect example of a band not being afraid to question the direction it is going.
- War on Drugs – Red Eyes
Willem: A lot of great memories attached to this song being on holiday road trips. It is a well-known song, but it has not become worn-out as a result of it. It is perfect.
- Underoath – A message for adrienne
Jan: One of my favorite post-hardcore-ish songs. Love how diverse each riff sounds. Above anything else this is pure nostalgia in its best form. Time favors no one and if we wait we too can fall in love a second too late.
- Joy Divison – Interzone
Jan: The most danceable two minute dark punk styled blast ever made. +1 for the siren sound in the background. WOOOOOOOOOOO
- Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Carry on
Jan: Amazing how this song fits so well to every mindset I’ve been in. It brings both happiness and sorrow together and it’s all ok. Carry on, love is coming, love is coming to us all.
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