Drill For Absentee
With Drill For Absentee, spectral ramblings often give over to staccato bursts of noisy guitar and heavy bass and drums. This a is guitar band surging with nervous energy and expectation. Their moments of calm only add to the tension and urgency of the louder sections.
Drill for Absentee is a trio from the greater Philadelphia area that brushes a number of textures onto one canvas, being the Circle Music cdep. There are periods of angst with guitars and vocals that leave abrasions alaMore
Drive Like Jehu. Then these same guitars and vocal chords reach a slow soft delicate pattern of soulful misunderstanding. Finally, right after you think you have figured them out, Drill meanders into a barren trail of quiet ranting such as from June of 44. The great majority of Circle Music was recorded at WGNS studio in Washington D.C. by the trusty audio pioneer Geoff Turner, and D.C. has indeed shown its influence on the recording and writing of this record. In this vein of music it is next to impossible not to pick-up a number of comparisons, Drill for Absentee does their own thing and does it well.