We all crave instrumental bands to get through the work days, the long car rides, or just to fall asleep. But finding good and relaxing bands can be difficult. You can go searching around the internet for hours looking for the right instrumental band. I don’t want you to waste your precious time so keep reading below.
Well look no further, here are 3 amazing bands to check out to fill all of your music only needs. On this list you will find themes of ambiance, 80’s nostalgia, post-rock, swirling guitars, and synth-heavy beats. If that sounds like it is up your alley, you have come to the right place. No Taylor Swift hair nonsense here.
Hammock is a duo of artists based out Nashville, TN. Their music consists of ambient atmospheric orchestral pieces, combined with piano, electronic beats, and droning guitar. Since 2005, they have released over 10 full-length albums. Most of it has been on their own record label, Hammock Music. Some have described it as music to lose yourself to complete, like floating in a backyard swimming pool. So, for those days when you really need to relax, let loose and crave a soundtrack for this mood, Hammock’s music will most certainly for you.
FM-84 is pretty fresh onto the music scene but has made quite the entrance. They have been met with fast success and a big fan base. FM-84 consists of one-man Colin Bennett, originally from Scotland. Anyone with an appreciation for electronic music will enjoy this project. His music can be described as synth wave, meets 1980’s nostalgia and add a dose of sunny California skies. So, for the summer nights soon ahead of us, look no further than FM-84 to fill your cars, house parties, and poolside hangouts. Just do a public background check before taking any dates.
Explosions in the Sky
Explosions in The Sky is the most well-known, and probably the most respected. While relaxing and almost purely instrumental, their songs can take a hard post-rock twist. Still pleasing to the ear, but definitely better fit for a rainy day or a night time road trip. Hailing from Texas, Explosions first really came onto the scene in 2000 with their first record, “How Strange innocence” and have since made over 7 albums, 2016’s “The Wilderness” is the most recent.
The band received huge recognition with their tunes being the soundtrack for the hit tv drama Friday Night Lights, as well as being a huge part of the music for the blockbuster The Lone Survivor. With quite a long list of music under their belts, they are one of the most admired bands instrumental bands. If you enjoyed this check out my last article about cyberbullying on Valentine’s Day.