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Godfathers of Post-rock, Tortoise, will make their return to our shores this May!
Tortoise is a post-rock band formed in Chicago, Illinois, USA in 1990
Tortoise's almost entirely instrumental music defies easy categorization, and the group gained significant attention from their early career. The members have roots in Chicago's fertile music scene, playing in various indie rock and punk groups. Tortoise was among the first American indie rock bands to incorporate styles closer to Krautrock, dub, minimalism, electronica, and various jazz styles, rather than the standard rock and roll and punk that had dominated indie rock for years.
Some have cited Tortoise as being one of the prime forces behind the development and popularity of the so-called "post-rock" movement. Others, however, have characterised Tortoise's music as being heavily indebted to progressive rock.