New York (May 3, 2004)–Now signed to Lava Records, Antigone Rising has been working on a new album, due out in early August, 2004, which features numerous producers including David Bendeth. In addition to producing on the album, Bendeth is also mixing the entire album at Mirror Image Recorders.
“We want to break out of the mold of what everyone thinks we’re supposed to be as a female rock group,” said Cassidy, lead singer of the New York City-based quintet. “We are not The Donna’s or L7; we are a product of numerous, diverse influences that forges something completely different. And we don’t consider ourselves original for a female group, we hope to be unique when compared to any male band as well.”
Finally getting the opportunity to spend a sizeable chunk of time in a large format studio–Mirror Image Recorders–Antigone Rising believes recording on an SSL console with major producers is exactly what they needed to see their true visions come to fruition.
“The live room here sounds incredible,” stated Kristen Henderson, who along with sister Cathy comprise Antigone Rising’s guitar section. “The people at Mirror Image are so helpful and accommodating, it’s great to be able to concentrate on our music without having to handle all of the logistics. All of those things can take away from your focus and creativity, which are the two main aspects when cutting a record.”
Drummer Dena Tauriello and bassist Jen Zielenbach round out the lineup of the up-and-coming rock band, which has played shows with the likes of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, pedal-steel guitarist Robert Randolph and Moe. Named after the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, Antigone Rising is confident that their brand of rock will surely offer the masses a refreshing alternative to a stodgy pop music scene.
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