“THE AWKWARD PHASE”
Brook Linder / Gene Smirnov
August 19, 2013
HIP Video Promo is pleased to once again be working with this year’s most noteworthy indie-rock band, Antennas Up. We’ve just recently promoted the endearing and beguiling video for the single “Coming On,” and the band is at it again with their title track “The Awkward Phase.”
With over three thousand copies of their debut album The Awkward Phase sold, Kansas City’s own Antennas Up’s music is this year’s hottest indie-rock creation. Although they have been compared to the likes of contemporary favorites such as Phoenix and OK Go, Antennas Up mixes classic hints that are reminiscent of artists like Elvis Costello.
This pop/electro/rock fusion has seen many forthcomings since the release of their first album in 2009; the band took to a cabin in the woods of Maine for one month of isolation and songwriting to hone in ideas for their new album The Awkward Phase. Their focus seems to have paid off. —The Awkward Phase spent over ten weeks on CMJ’s “Top 200 List.” Their music has also been featured on the television series Gossip Girl, MTV’s Underemployed and more. During 2012, Antennas Up performed at over thirty universities and toured alongside bands such as Girl Talk, Flogging Molly, and Matt & Kim.
The music video for “Awkward Phase” is a high-intensity twist on a classic format. Filmed by Gene Smirnov (The Smiths, The Shins) and edited by Brook Linder (Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Ha Ha Tonka), this video turns a standard performance video into an all-out optical assaut with its epileptic editing and spastic cinematography.
Imagination and creative energy come together as one in this groundbreaking music video for “Awkward Phase.” This title track is a must-see! For more information on this exciting band and their new video, please contact us at info@HIPVideoPromo.com .
For info on Antennas Up’s video, “Coming On” click HERE