With a genre as sprawling as indie rock, it can be tough to track down exactly what you’re looking for. But if you’re on the hunt for some vintage indie in the vein of Built to Spill, Sonic Youth, and Dinosaur Jr., you’ll want to check out Antelope. Not to be confused with D.C. post-punk three-piece of the same name, this Austin trio’s been grazing our town’s lovely dive bar grounds since their 2019 debut record The Archipelago EP.
Antelope’s discography is still limited, but what they have put out is an infectious testament to quality over quantity – each one of their tracks sounds like a commercial-ready “best of” and puts their predecessors in prime competition. Antelope releases their five-track beast of a sophomore, You Were Always Now, Thursday after next and plays at Hole in the Wall that same evening. So go make some noise for Antelope in person with the rest of their herd, and try not to fall in love with You Were Always Now‘s nuanced final single, “Silence”.