Boston, Massachusetts-based post-rock quintet, I/O, released their nine song album, Saudade, on February 14, 2014. Musicians Tyler Hicks, Mackenzie Tate, Teddy Murphy, Chatchon Srisomburananont, and Sean Carmago came together in the Fall of 2012 and in believing “human experience can be too beautiful and grotesque, inspiring and abhorrent, heartwarming and traumatic, to put into words” they instead put it into their music. Grab a free download of their song “Twins” today!
With influences ranging from Explosions In the Sky, Sigur Ros, This Will Destroy You, and Maybeshewill to the likes of Enemies, Toe, God Is An Astronaut, Hammock, Mutemath, and Brand New, I/O completed this, their debut instrumental full-length recording, during the Summer of 2013. As the band stated: “The songwriting process is organic, similar to the ebb and flow of the emotional states that fuel the final product, difficult to observe and often impossible to define.” This sentiment can most definitely be heard in their music!