It's always nice when a band's name exactly
describes its music. Case in point: The Champaign, Illinois, quartet Shipwreck
crafts moody tunes that conjure choppy seas, slate-gray skies and lost-at-sea desolation mostly by employing rumbling minor chords and droll, dark vocals reminiscent of Nick Cave. 2005's Origin
and two recent EPs should appeal to fans of the Life and Times' viscous post-rock, Failure's ghostly echoes and Wire's early records. Post-everything rockers Ghost in Light
return to the live scene after a few months off to regroup; the band is now playing as a trio, sans vocalist Jason House.