Antonioni - The Odds Were All Beating Me (Den Tapes)
Add Date: 01/22/2019
Focus Tracks: 2, 3, & 5
Formats: College, Modern Rock Specialty, & Triple A
RIYL: Alvvays, Broken Social Scene, Great Grandpa
Artist Info: Seattle’s Antonioni is back with a new EP, The Odds Were All Beating Me. The release is the band’s most expansive and sonically ambitious record to date. The tracks showcase vocalist and guitarist Sarah Pasillas’ evocative lyricism and skillful songwriting. Meanwhile, the band departs from the languid jangle-rock of its first EP, Lullablaze, and dives into harder hitting, psychedelic grunge pop territory.
The Odds Were All Beating Me was produced and mixed by Rick Hoag and mastered by Levi Seitz (Jenn Champion, Pearl Jam). Inspired by sci-fi literature, surrealist films, and personal mythology, the EP consists of five songs carefully examining the internal peaks and valleys of coping with anxiety and uncertainty in a chaotic world. The record is the band’s first fully collaborative effort.
Previously, the Grey Estates deemed the band’s EP, Lullablaze, as “a step into the heart of something astounding,” and more recently NorthWest Music Scene wrote that The Odds Were All Beating Me “builds on the momentum that Lullablaze stoked and takes the music to another level;” adding “the intricate guitar stylings once again meld seamlessly with the vocals for a rockin’ dream-pop mixture that should further cement Antonioni’s place in the genre.” In the band’s short career, Antonioni has generated a healthy regional buzz while supporting acts like Spirit Award, Whitney Ballen, and Jo Passed (Sub Pop) and playing Seattle's DIY music festivals like BIG BLDG BASH. The Odds Were All Beating Me will be out January 10th via Den Tapes with a release show at Seattle’s Chop Suey.