When: Fri., July 24, 9 p.m. 2015
From Spring, Texas, north of Houston, Roger Sellers creates one-man symphonies, knowing just when to pull the strings on a joyful drum rhythm or flowing loop. Animal Room, the début LP by San Antonio’s Last Nighters, plays like something of a concise history of modern Southern indie music. From blues to pop to country twang and indie-rock bluster, Last Nighters are children of the wide-open Texas night — unafraid to be exuberant or to dress like their heroes when the time is right. Typically, when you think of the post-rock genre — ill defined as it may be — you think of ominously ruminative, instrumental soundscapes that demand great attention from listeners, only to leave them feeling rather flattened. San Antonio’s Bright Like the Sun, however, showcases an entirely different — more uplifting — concept of post-rock on its self-titled sophomore album.