Hometown: San Diego, California

For more than a decade, the instrumental collective Often the Thinker has been a vessel for sonic exploration, a moniker under which a group of musicians with like-minded curiosities can paint their thoughts onto a canvas unrestrained by definitions or expectations. The freedom allowed by this format has resulted in a catalog that both serves the passions of post-rock fans and expands their understanding of what the music can potentially be. Bringing in a wide variety of instrumentation and drifting through genres as thoughtful observers rather than subservient residents, Often The Thinker reveal how impactful an idea can be when it isn’t actively trying to be any single idea. Their newest effort Greatest Possible Tenderness serves to expand upon the ever-richer palette they have been traversing, promising fans inspiring new route to travel down.

Website: oftenthethinker.bandcamp.com