West Sonoma County experimental rock band Antiphony's multifaceted musical journey is marked by sonically brazen and emotionally crushing works. Fronted by songwriter Anthony Jimenez, the outfit recently released its latest EP, Guerneville, the second installment of the band's ambitious West County tetralogy.
Following 2015's full-length album Monte Rio, this new EP takes the group's four-album project in a new direction. Whereas Monte Rio was intentionally packed with dense and ferocious tracks that rarely passed the two-minute mark, Guerneville is made of three lengthy and heady tracks, each between seven and 11 minutes and each capable of switching between hardcore dissonance and melodic inflection. Resembling a ramble in the woods, Guerneville is an album that unfolds before the listener, like sunlight illuminating a forest grove.
This week, Antiphony officially release the new EP with a show alongside an eclectic lineup including math-rockers Sloth & Turtle and melodic punks MSG on Saturday, July 22, at the River Theater, 16135 Main St., Guerneville. 7pm. antiphonylife.com.