Antietam, 'Opus Mixtum' (Carrot Top)

Opus Mixtum
Critical Mass
Label: Carrot Top

by Jon Young

Now in their third decade, this Kentucky-spawned, New York–based trio could pass for a bunch of eager newcomers who can't decide what kind of band they want to be when they grow up.Although the two-disc, 26-track Opus Mixtum lacks focus, the sprawl of ideas is dazzling: tensely elegant rockers ("Pennants and Flags"), mesmerizing free-form instrumentals (the nine-minute "Tierra del Fuego"), psychedelic-funk fusion ("King Me"), and good old-fashioned punk aggression ("You/I"). As always, Tara Key's husky, offhand vocals and inventive yet precise guitar embody hip charisma, generating heat without straining for effect.

Now Hear This: Antietam, "Shipshape" REAL AUDIO



00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
Now Playing
  • 1 Night Drive — Easy to Lie " 03:56
  • 2 Young Buffalo — No Idea " 03:59
  • 3 Vaadat Charigim — Ein Li Makom " 03:46
  • 4 Lindstrøm — Home Tonight " 09:13
  • 5 Will Butler — You Must Be Kidding " 03:54
  • 6 Clarence Clarity — 1-800-WORSHIP " 04:30
  • 7 The Knocks — Dancing With Myself " 00:00

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA