THE VIBRATING ANTENNAS "State of the Art"
CASSETTE - $4.10
STREET DATE: 1/8/16
(State of the Art singles b/w "Disarm" / "Astrolana" is a limited edition cassette tape release in anticipation of the entire State of the Art record due out on vinyl in 2016. Purchase of cassette includes entire record).
Santa Rosa, California plays home to psychedelic post-punk threesome, THE VIBRATING ANTENNAS, who despite their often damp and chilly locale, have written a sophomore release brimming with brightness and warmth.
"STATE OF THE ART"– the follow up release to their debut LP on Broke Hatre last year–is bright in the way that acid-visuals are bright and warm in the way an alcohol-blanket cloaks a body. Thick, fuzzy guitar tones swirl around heavy riff-laden bass lines building an atmosphere of loftiness that could crossover to the shoe-gaze realm if not for the punchy percussions acting as an anchor to keep the swimming vocals from drifting too far off to sea.
The Bay Area has become the pioneering frontier for hardcore acts looking to turn over the post-punk leaf. Ceremony’s transition from “Violence Violence” to the monolithic “L Shaped Man”; All Teeth and Life Long Tragedy dispersing into Culture Abuse and Creative Adult; all are testaments to this increasingly popular (and absolutely killer) “trend”, and The Vibrating Antennas are no exception. Boasting members of Sabertooth Zombie (Jay and Cody) and Strike to Survive (Timmy), "STATE OF THE ART" clearly reflects TVA’s ability to harness their hardcore roots and spin it in such a way so that the grittiness earnestly shines through all the ambience and psychedelia.
01. The Tourist
02. Westward Drag
03. Disarm (Smashing Pumpkins Cover)
FOR FANS OF:
My Bloody Valentine, Melvins
- Limited to 250 copies
- Features members of Sabertooth Zombie
- Music video for "The Tourist" premiered on New Noise Magazine website
- West coast tour scheduled with The Down House in January 2016