Released: Jun 2010
Punch Brothers are made up of five young bluegrass virtuosos who mix a madcap urban sensibility with webs of indie-prog-country-jazz-classical-art-rock (phew!). Their music would be exhausting if Chris Thile's songs at the center weren't so strong and the emotional impact of the material so direct. The lyrics tend towards the surreal, yet songs like the heartbreaking "This Is The Song (Good Luck)," "Missy" and the humorous "Next To The Trash" all have mass appeal. "Antifogmatic" refers to an Old World alcoholic beverage that was so strong it knocked the clouds out of your head.