Phrases like "Post-Punk" or it's "Post-Hardcore" relative seem posthumous in and of themselves. They paint a metaphorical picture of the genre that preceded them ("Punk", if you will) as a figurative but profound car crash that left ashes around it's chalk lines. The tough exterior of the musical juggernaut left bands as shrapnel, some more devastating than their predecessors. Jawbreakers and Lifetimes leaving craters in the road ahead. With degrees of influence varying directly with timing and impact, it comes as no surprise that some floundered while others continue to simmer like hot metal on the asphalt, unchallenged for fear of third degree burns. Speak Easy came down like a comet. It hit the pavement and burned a hole halfway to the center of the earth's core. The cataclysmic band is digging deeper, excavating their moment out of an era characterized by irrelevence and greed. We're getting closer.