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What I Learned at Bandcamp: The Antics

The Antics, interview, Bandcamp

Luke Meisenbacher (vocals/guitar) and Josh Reitan (drums) began The Antics in 2009. Shortly after, Derek Rosengarth (guitar) was added and the boys made a name for themselves playing New Jersey basements.

In 2012, Running Faster was released and this August, EP Send It Out. The band members bond over their love for post punk and that influence shines through in the music they create.

Below, read The Spec‘s interview with Meisenbacher…

How long have you been making music?
I’ve been making music for about 10 years, but as a band, we’ve only been together a few years.

Who/what are your influences?
The Who, Modern Lovers, Joy Division, to name a few big ones.

What is your favorite song you’ve released and why?
Touch The Sky,” “Overload,” and “Love & Roses” are some of my favorites, but I like different ones for different reasons so it’s hard to give a good answer.

Upcoming projects, where do you want to go from here?
Make more music and play for more people.

If you could no longer be a musician, what would you be or do for a living?
International Relations. That’s what I’m studying anyway and I enjoy other cultures.

What musicians or bands do you look up to?
Ian McCulloch and Julian Casablancas. They’re both people who are really cool and have an ear for melodies. I guess they both have a history of being a bit difficult too, although I’m not really difficult.

Why do you make music?
For the same reason why anyone else does something they love. It just feels right.

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