Record Review: the Ants’ Stories About Killing

The AntsStories About Killing is melodic enough to be enjoyable, yet jarring enough to be interesting. The vocal stylings of the band, as well as their song structures, play like a prog-rock combination of Randy Newman and the Lovin’ Spoonful.

Despite one’s inclination to lump the Ants in with the jam-band crowd, their local peers are more accurately bands like Mr. Marco’s V7, the Brannock Device, or Wild Chipmunk & the Cuddly Poos — bands that are weird and fun and more than a little influenced by the odd time signatures of the Minutemen.

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