The Soldier Thread
Reviewed by Austin Powell, Fri., July 24, 2009
The Soldier ThreadShapes (Sea Change)
This young Austin fourpiece digresses from the post-rock inclinations of its debut EP, Fevers and Fireworks, into processed beats ("The Silver"), ambient classicalism ("Seven"), and more straightforward indie rock ("Criminals") that hinges on the harmony between violist Patricia Lynn and guitarist Todd Abels. Lavish arrangements from Tosca String Quartet provide a much needed jolt.