Scale the Summit are pretty much the epitome of the hoary old cliché "nothing ventured, nothing gained." After all, who would've thought that playing instrumental prog rock in the 21st century would be a remotely sane move, much less a valid career path? it seems to be working pretty well for them – although it helps that, unlike a lot of their fellow Musicians Institute alumni, they can actually write songs in addition to their obvious technical mastery. They've been pretty prolific to date with said songs, knocking out four full-length records in space of a six-year existence. The Migration is the latest of those, and while it doesn't offer any real surprises, it also doesn't screw up the amazing, intricate style they've made their own. No guest vocalists, no dubstep drops, no djent. Just emotionally-charged beauty in the vein of Joe Satriani and Dream Theater (in their streamlined mode), expertly coproduced by Between the Buried and Me's Jamie King. But don't take my word for it – listen to the full album stream below.
6/5 Seattle, WA – Highline* 6/6 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater* 6/7 Calgary, AB – Calgary Metalfest* 6/8 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop* 6/10 Winnipeg, MB – Osborne Village Inn* 6/11 St. Paul, MN – Station 4* 6/12 Chicago, IL – Double Door* 6/13 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class* 6/14 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar* 6/15 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus* 6/16 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon* 6/17 Montreal, QC – Il Motore* 6/18 Toronto, ON – Wreck Room* 6/19 West Chester, PA – The Note* 6/20 Boston, MA – Great Scott* 6/21 Baltimore, MD – Metro* 6/22 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall* 6/23 Nashville, TN – The End* 6/24 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn* 6/25 Orlando, FL – The Social* 6/26 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum* 6/27 Metairie, LA – Cypress* 6/28 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s* 6/29 Austin, TX – Red 7* 6/30 Dallas, TX – Club Dada* 7/01 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe** 7/02 Santa Fe, NM – Warehouse 21** 7/03 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater** 7/05 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s** 7/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy** 7/07 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar (w/ Castle) 7/08 Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room 8/03 Camden, NJ – Yestival @ Susquehanna Bank Center (w/ Yes) # with Intronaut * with Intronaut & Mouth of the Architect ** with Intronaut & Castle