DIGITAL ARMS OUT NOW
A NOTE FROM ANTONY:
We’ve made our follow up album–we’re super proud of the record we made–we worked hard for a year+, hunkered down in our studio-cave through one of chicago’s coldest winters and made an album that is ‘us’. Its direct and confident, deep grooves, lush vocals, ripping leads, it kicks ass, it dreams, it gets hugely epic at times, and intimately vulnerable others. Exotic alt-pop, garage floor rock, psyched out pipe-dreams, and roaring independence everywhere. Thats how we feel about it anyway. Its out there now for you to check out. We hope you enjoy it –Antony
ANTONY & THE TRAMPS
MAKING DIGITAL ARMS
I lost it in a deep way many times. We built out a studio by the train tracks on Kinzie St and called it home, checking in any hour day or night to capture moments–but that kind of ultimate freedom brings equal torment–things got dark in there. When anything is possible, anything is possible–the magic, the shitty technical hangups, the confidences, the self-doubt around the corner at all times, you swear ghosts haunt you sometimes, mess with your electricity and derail your train for hours or days.
Somehow, though, all of those extremes were important to make this album. I can’t really say why its important, because it really isn’t, none of our reality is that important on a universal level, I believe that, but it is on a human level. On a human level, its all about going upwards, endlessly upwards. No matter what our endeavor. Its either up or down in everything you do–and wings don’t flap themselves. Overcoming all the adversity is what makes it feel so good, it makes you freer as a human. And to me, the best music has all of that in it, its triumphant at all times, even when its most vulnerable and defeated. Thats the beauty of music to me, thats the gift it gives us all whether we know it or not, we feel it.
I’m proud of this record because all of that is in there, the triumph in every moment. Thats what this record is about. The Triumph.
I’d love to hear how this music feels to you. Share your thoughts, email me directly firstname.lastname@example.org, or post on the social media and tag us so we see your thoughts. What songs connected with you? What imagery comes to mind? Where do you like listening to this album?
See you out there, friends,