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There are at least two bands called Antler.

1) Steeped in classic rock heritage, their rustic eloquence is gleaned from oily rags and dented chrome; from empty bottles and dingy motel rooms. Their six-man roster and blue-collar soul are throwbacks to the nights when Skynyrd and the Allmans took over the Fillmore 'cause they needed the legroom, when Fogerty's giants still did cartwheels, and a killing moon hung low in the horizon.

The members of Antler possess both the road-warrior pedigree (3/4's of the mighty Roadsaw are in Antler) and sonic wherewithal of true rock champions-and, as such, deliver an album devoid of crass, retrograde romanticism. Dark lyricism, rough & tumble twin guitars, weeping organ riffs, and whiskey-throated vocals lock together like the callused fingers of a hangman's fist lowering the noose over the throat of the condemned. And you'll find no shortage of rope here. Antler's dusty tales of bad luck, hard times, and love gone wrong are like dead letters stranded in the stony depths of an abandoned post office-the kind of forgotten missives upon which futures rested and old debts were meant to be settled.

The band was formed in Boston, MA in 2002 and consisted of:

Craig Riggs - Vocals
Tim Catz - Guitars
Dave Unger - Keys
Ian Ross - Lead Guitar
Marc Schleicher - Bass
Brian Strawn - Drums
Pete Valle - Lead Guitar
Mike Quinn - Bass

2) Antler was an experimental outfit created by Jim and Richard Pollard, featured on the Tropic of Nipples soundtrack.

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