"There are a lot of similarities, but I think it's more than just our titles than separate us from new age composers. I've thought about this a lot. I know that much of the new age music that I've heard I find somewhat lifeless, instrumentally and compositionally. What makes music part of a genre is a question for critics to answer. Early on, we were tarnished with the "post-rock" label. We'd tour and almost every interview wanted to ask us about post-rock and how we felt being post-rock or American post-rock."