Darlings, you know how sometimes a song just seems like it’s trying to buy your heart?
Well, I’m very sold on this song. ”December” by Antennas Up, aside from being fortuitously named for the December theme song, is also…wait for it…a GOOD song. It has all of the peppiness we’ve come to expect from Antennas Up but it sounds smoother than the songs on their first album.
I really think the new album is going to be an awesome progression for the guys, and I’m terribly excited for April (it’s when their new album will be coming out).
"December" by Antennas Up
Those of you clever enough to click on the photo might realize that some of the words are wrong. I’ll be real with you. I couldn’t quite catch some of the phrasing. I’m sure repeated listenings will rectify this. Until I can self-correct, however, I need you all to correct me.
Give me the correct lyrics, friends. I feel like these are things I need to know.
PS: New Dance Card should be coming up in the next few days (Sunday at the latest). I will say, however, that you should be planning on some shows tomorrow.
December 3: Wilco at the Uptown Theater in KC.
December 3: Antennas Up at The Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS.
If I missed anything, please let me know. Of course, I reserve the right to judge you if I think you’re wrong. But you knew that already, right?
Band: Mister Heavenly
Venue: The Bottleneck
Location: Lawrence, KS
Nick Thorburn of Islands, Mister Heavenly and the Unicorns.
Nick almost took us out with his guitar. Several times. We would’ve protested, but it would’ve been an honor.
We were THAT close to him. We could’ve touched him except we’re not creepy like the girl after the concert who grabbed him in an area that is private.
For those who don’t know, Mister Heavenly is a super-group comprised of Nick Thorburn (lead singer of Islands and the Unicorns), Ryan Kattner (lead singer of Man Man) and Joe Plummer (drummer of Modest Mouse). And they’re real great. Whether it’s a song about that one girl who exchanged leaders with the leader of Panama, or one bringing the old school charm to talk about stolen loves , Mister Heavenly’s first album “Out of Love” is a solid bet.
And they’re great live. They don’t really banter with the crowd, but they also don’t really pause between songs. It’s just a back-to-back thrill. And they do the sweetest improvisations. At the end of “Your Girl,” Ryan whispers “c’est la vie.” At the concert, he sang it. And the bit where Nick is talking rather than singing? Yeah. He said something completely different live. I’m STILL not sure what it was.
Mister Heavenly Show Poster
The above is a show poster I stole from a bulletin board while waiting for the opening band to start. I’m glad I risked prison for it.
The entire “Out of Love” album. Even if you’ll like some songs more than others, I highly recommend listening to the WHOLE ALBUM at least once. Most of the songs are only 2-3 minutes long, so you’ll be able to finish it in 40 minutes.
Also, they’ll be coming back around to Missouri in November. Who’s in?
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