Thursday, May 3, 2007
Antelope - Reflector
Even though Ian Mackaye is about 6000 years old now and the D.C. music scene seems to be on life support, every once in awhile something great will still trickle out of the Dischord record label. D.C. natives Antelope play a fairly odd blend of groove heavy post punk. While many bands that are stylistically similar go for the tried and true "rip off Gang of Four and use a lot of cowbell" formula, Antelope instead opts for a bass heavy, minimalist approach to their music. Reflector probably won't blow you off of your seat upon first listen, but after a few spins of this record you'll really begin to notice the subtle nuances and intricacies that make Antelope so interesting.