by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
It's pretty safe to say that everyone loves to see a rock band in a historic churches and assorted castle like buildings. You don't need to be a religious person to know that the natural reverb and stunning architecture makes for a great venue (hell... it probably helps if you're not a religious person). Which brings us to Richmond, VA's Antiphons and their all of a sudden ironically titled "Tiny Rooms". The quartet teamed up with local film collective, Good Day RVA, for a performance in Swannanoa Palace, a massive Italian Renaissance Villa built in 1912 in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The room... well, it ain't too shabby. Set against an intricate stained glass wall in the lobby of a historic palace, Antiphons' brand of breezy art-rock and bummer pop sounds down right dreamy as the music pours through the space's bright acoustics.
The video captures the performance amid cuts of digital shots and Super 8mm footage, offering a juxtaposition of the room's natural beauty and grainy shots of the Palace's exterior. Antiphons capture the magnificence of their surroundings while breathing new life into the historic venue.
Antiphons' latest album Groan is out now on Gigantic Noise Records. The band are on tour now (playing rooms slightly less majestic), but be sure to catch them if you can.
3/30 - Newark, DE @ The Temple of Sludge
3/31 - Philadelphia, PA @ New Planet
4/01 - Jersey City, NJ @ Jersey Art Exchange
4/02 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Pub Underground
4/03 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Louie's Trophy House
4/05 - Chicago, IL @ Quencher's Saloon
4/06 - Columbus, OH @ Ruby Tuesday
4/07 - Blacksburg, VA @ Gillie's
4/08 - Harrisonburg, VA @ The Artful Dodger (MACROCK XX)