- by Nate Hennon
To me EPs service two purposes, they are samples for the band's next full-length album or they contain a handful of B-sides not good enough to be on a full-length. I hope that the latest from Michigan-based Antilogical, “Politilies”, is the appetizer to a great throwback punk album.
Antilogical manage to create a hard-hitting yet oddly melodic four-song EP. Their opening song, “WWHD”, starts with a Fugazi-style walking bass and builds to the surf-inspired sounds of the Dead Kennedys. I know this sound like an odd combination, but much like taking a shot of pickle juice with your bourbon (also called a Pickleback), it is a pair that should have been together years ago.
Antilogical’s throwback punk styling reaches new heights on “Lie for Lie". It starts slow, with a jam session intro, but once the drums kick in, Antilogical is off to the races. Which can be said about any of the songs on "Politilies". IF you seek a throwback back album and have ten minutes to spare, give Antilogical's " Politilies" a try, it's more fun than Rush's “Cygnus X-1″ (the only 10-minute song reference I have).
By the way, try a Pickleback on your next night out. The brininess of the pickle juice cuts through bourbon burn while still getting you tipsy. It is also fun to watch the uninitiated grimace at the thought when you tell them about their upcoming alcoholic adventure.