Formed in Kansas City in 2008, Antennas Up is guitarist and world traveler Bo McCall and drummer/programmer The Ryantist (who met in the drumline of their high school marching band) with college pal Kyle Akers on bass & synth to solidify the triumvirate. A fascination with spaceships, videogames and assorted results of hyper-accentuated technology clear the way for dance floor-worthy grooves that share loyalties to funk, neo-soul and electro-robot rock. With the raw material they record, they loop, cut, stretch and shift the audio to create something totally different. Their album has vocals that sound like guitars, basses that sound like high pitched Nintendo games and live drums that sound like fuzzy drum machines, all with hypnotic rhythms weaving in and out of infectious melodies.
Recorded by: Mike Corsa & Matt Ludwig
Antennas Up - Live on WNUR 06/20/11
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