Antemasque - In The Lurch (Nadine Sound/Caroline International) 
Antemasque - In The Lurch 

Well here's a treat for you. Cedric Bixler is one of those musicians who divides opinion but there is an almost unanimous sense that whatever he does is of worth and certainly worthy of a few minutes in your ears. Bixler's latest vehicle is Antemasque and latest single, 'In The Lurch', is coming ahead of their new album due out in November. As you might expect, this is a furious melee of guitars scrapping with flailing drums all driven along by a throbbing bassline. The semi-shouted vocals and rhythmic chiming of those guitars draw you in to a hypnotic, slightly aggressive but nevertheless melodic and compelling world. Like I said, Bixler is a compelling character writing equally compelling music surrounded by a group of musicians who are at the very least able to keep up with the intensity. Furious stuff.

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Live Dates:

31st October - Pal Norte 2014 @ Parque Fundidora, Monterrey
2nd November - Festival Coordenada @ Parque Trasloma, Guadalajara
3rd November - Circo Volador, Mexico City w/Le Butcherettes
5th November - Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington w/Le Butcherettes
6th November - Union Transfer, Philadelphia w/Le Butcherettes
8th November - Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn w/Le Butcherettes
9th November - The Bowery Ballroom, New York w/Le Butcherettes
11th November - Middles East Downstairs, Boston w/Le Butcherettes
12th November - Water Street Music Hall, Rochester w/Le Butcherettes
14th November - Mod Club, Toronto w/Le Butcherettes
15th November - Magic Stick, Detroit w/Le Butcherettes
16th November - Metro, Chicago w/Le Butcherettes
16th February - Club Quattro, Osaka
17th February - Studio Coast, Tokyo w/Faith No More
18th February - Studio Coast, Tokyo w/Faith No More
21st February - Soundwave Festival, Adelaide
22nd February - Soundwave Festival, Melbourne
28th February - Soundwave Festival, Sydney

1st March - Soundwave Festival, Brisbane