Sure, A Minor Forest picked up on the spooky atmosphere and deliberate pacing of Louisville's beloved Slint, but this San Francisco crew ventured into grittier, more turbulent territory. The band's ’90s efforts—Flemish Altruism and Inindependence, newly reissued by Thrill Jockey—have aged well, epitomizing the way that post-hardcore mutated into its own kind of DIY prog. Here, the reunited AMF cobills with tense local noise-punk duo the Austerity Program and arty indie-rock eccentrics Lushes.
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