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Missouri:

Antennas Up



CITY: Missouri
SONG TO DOWNLOAD:

MO_AntennasUp
CITY: Kansas City
SONGS THAT GOT US: "5P4C35H1P," "This Way"
MYSPACE ADDRESS: myspace.com/antennasup
RECORD LABEL: Unsigned

WHY THEM? We think we can finally bury the concept, once and for all, of all things nerdy being considered an '80s throwback. Because, you know, these kids these days with their Internets and ADD and all have morphed popular culture into something far nerdier than even the wettest slide-rule dreams of any '80s certified dork. Which makes a band like KC's Antennas Up that much more palatable: songs about spaceships and videogames mix effortlessly with songs about pretty girls in miniskirts, all featuring un-ironic falsetto and infectious dance rhythms. The result? A multimedia assault that is soulful and powerful while still being doofy enough to appeal to the pocket-protector set.

BONUS BIT! It is a certain kind of kismet that a band made up of such unashamed dorks would get their big break with a song in a videogame — and that that game would be Tap Tap Revenge.