|Stylistic origins||Rock music
|Cultural origins||Late 1980s
United States, Japan
|Typical instruments||Guitar – Bass – Drums|
|Mainstream popularity||In underground circles in the late 1980s and early to mid 1990s|
|Chicago – San Diego – South Atlantic States – Pittsburgh – Boston – St. Louis – Japan|
Math rock is a guitar-based style of indie rock which has complex rhythms. This genre started in the late 1980s. A closely-related genre is post-rock, into which some of the same bands are classified. Post-rock is usually characterized by a stronger jazz influence.