Hello, I'm Dylan. I've been writing, recording, and performing music as Antarctica Takes It! since 2004. I'm ready to release the group's second full-length album Constellations, but I need your help.
I've been working on Constellations for several years and I'm very excited about how it's finally sounding. It's a much more pop-focused sound than my first album The Penguin League (2006). I've tried out different ideas both lyrically and thematically with longer and more intricate arrangements. There're more complications, more energy, and more heartbreak. I think you'll like it.
Your contributions will help fund a variety of things:
- Printing 1,000 copies of Constellations
- Properly mixing and mastering the album
- Getting the album on online retailers such as iTunes and Amazon
Constellations will include 11 new songs:
Straight To Your Heart
Try Try Try
Lions Of Love
Stay In Bed
Spirit Of Love
Said The Gramophone on "C+F": The first music from Antarctica Takes It in ages, and Dylan sounds just so thrilled to be singing. It's as if he's chomping through ice-cubes as quickly as he can, jubilant and foolhardy, paying no heed to bleeding cheeks and broken teeth; crunching at ice and swallowing at ice-water, glowing with happiness that he's found someone who loves it when he does this. And I love it when the late-Belle-&-Sebastian jangle gets interrupted with some Elvis/Byrne whoa-oh-oh bulldog mumbles. Yeah.
You Ain't No Picasso on The Penguin League: There’s something almost biblical about the lyrics on Antarctica Take’s It!’s debut album, The Penguin League. Take away the lo-fi recording and Page France sounding instrumentation and you’ll find a lyrics sheet that reads like a modern day prophet’s text. Much like a 21st century gospel writer, lead singer Dylan McKeever reveals “I have come here to destroy everything that you held dear.” Thankfully for us, it looks like his wrath takes the form of beautiful, stripped-down indie pop instead of the fire and brimstone kind.
- (80 days)