Wednesday, February 3, 2010
The Antennas on Popjinx
Ladies and Gentlemen may we introduce to you, The Antennas. Comprised of brothers Layne and Landon Ihde fronting a classic power trio completed by drummer/producer Mark Niemiec. This Nashville, Tennessee based power pop outfit provides the melody, harmony and rhythm you need in your life.
The Antennas self-titled debut album balances wide-eyed raucous optimism with subtle commentary on the posturing nature of being in a band. From the opening air-raid siren of 'A Call to Arms' to the closing heart-on-their-sleeves chorus of 'Stop, Look, Listen', The Antennas take you on undulating excursion of pure pop rock pleasure.
The strong melodies and air-guitar worthy riffs lead the way but know when to lay back. The bass thunders along but seemingly from out of nowhere becomes the melody line. The drums slam and skip and slam again. Keyboards add subtle texture - weaving, layering and enriching both the harmony and melody in a distinctly un-digital way.
Self-releasing the album in the US in 2009 attracted the attention of UK label Popjinx who are picking up the record for the EU. Along with a newly completed video for the lead track and live favorite 'You Bring Me Down', The Antennas debut album will be released throughout Europe in February 2010 expanded with a bonus track and closely followed by a supporting European tour in Q2.