Four people from distinctly different backgrounds, Not to Reason Why came together much in the same way a riot evolves. A determined group of people whose good intentions soon morph into something much more. Utilizing a variety of different backgrounds, this foursome represents a fully loaded arsenal. Not To Reason Why lures their audience into a relaxed malaise with pleasant piano riffs and encapsulates their souls with heavy rhythmic articulation and soaring guitar lines with some of the most intense post-rock stylings this side of Japan. This powerful quartet does not just captivate an audience, they clasp their very souls in a vice-like grip. When listening to Not To Reason Why’s “Who Wants Flowers When They’re Dead?” be prepared for utter destruction, but always hold the knowledge that soon you will be rebuilt close to your heart. For thirty one minutes, there is no outside world, you are at the liberating mercy of four extremely talented musicians you have likely never met before. It is this surrender and the following intense existential experience that makes this EP by Not To Reason Why a must have. Music, performed in this manner, represents more than just melodic sound. It is pure artistic expression, well worth checking out.
"When I Listen to your music I feel like I''m sitting in a deserted raft in the middle of the ocean on a foggy night when a big fucking cruise ship appears and slowly passes me."
“Not to Reason Why, named after a roadside flower stand in Cotati, is the newest star on the scene to specialize in orchestral indie rock reminiscent of Explosions in the Sky or Godspeed You Black Emperor. As overexposed as their chosen genre has been in recent years, Not to Reason Why nonetheless kick against its imagined barriers and create near-perfect soundscapes from piano, guitar, bass and drums.”
-Gabe Meline, Bohemian Newspaper
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