The "New Band To Burn One To" today is The Atomic Bomb Audition.
Hailing out of Oakland, CA, ABA (or The Atomic Bomb Audition if you're not into the whole brevity thing) presents its own brand of aural filmmaking. Tides of processed percussion and voice cascade around grand themes unfolding towards the horizon. In this vision, surf guitars make way for discordant soundscapes; electronic drones enter civil unions with folk melodies, and doom ascends from the abyss in riff form. To compress this vision, imagine Ennio Morricone leading The Melvins, or if Rod Serling produced the soundtrack to Fantasia. To date they've released two albums: Eleven Theatres (2006) and Light Will Remain (2008). Both of these are available for free download/streamingtheatomicbombaudition.bandcamp.com.
For fans of: Neurosis, Harvey Milk, Boris, Opeth, Isis, Tool, David Lynch films, cinematic film music.