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Subject: Kansas City’s Antennas Up Creates Custom Space Invaders Drum Kit

Date: May 7, 2009 2:02:23 PM CDT


First off, I want to introduce myself. I work with a music promotions company in Boston [...] where I help a bunch of great artists get their music heard, plus send a lot of fun videos and absurd music news to blogs across the web. Now I know you don’t usually post about music but I thought you might be interested in checking out this new band.

They’re this really fun danceable, electronic 3-piece called Antennas Up who are self-proclaimed “nerds of geekdom.” They take a lot of their influence from the 70’s and 80’s disco and dance eras and blend it with contemporary electronica. I don’t know if you’re a fan of the old video game, Space Invaders, but the drummer (The Ryantist) just got a custom drum kit made with multi-colored invaders all over.

The makers are C&C Drums who have made kits for Ringo Starr and other contemporary drummers. The Ryantist got to work with them closely on the design and he said: “After some brain stew, we realized this was an opportunity to build a classic kit on multiple fronts, and to celebrate high geekdom. We had in mind a kit with vintage drum shells, and vintage sound at heart, combined with a classic video game exterior. Evil 8-bit alien crustaceans marching in attack formation. Oh…and the sound? It’s fucking sweet. The snare drum is unreal. Sensitive, yet focused and fat. Gotta hear it to believe it.”

If you’re interested in the band you can visit their page and check out their bio, pictures, or music:


Thanks! Have a great day!


Subject: Re: Kansas City’s Antennas Up Creates Custom Space Invaders Drum Kit

Date: May 13, 2009 12:26:46 PM CDT

Hey Jenn,

Just wanted to touch base and make sure you got the information I sent over about Antennas Up. They created this custom drum kit with neon Space Invaders on it that looks great and produces killer sound as well. If you’re interested you can check out the band here:


Let me know what you think of the drum set, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in contact.



Subject: Re: Kansas City’s Antennas Up Creates Custom Space Invaders Drum Kit

Date: May 20, 2009 11:45:43 AM CDT


Space Invader drum sets are cool! Did you get a chance to check out the info I sent over about Antennas Up? Any thoughts on the drum kit? Want to write about the band? I can also set up any interviews or get you a copy of the album.

Let me know!


I am really torn on this. Mostly I think I need to hire this woman to do my PR.

5 responses to “Dear God OK OK I am posting it” »

  1. Aaron M says:

    Also, we have learned how to get things posted on Infinite Lives!

  2. Kurt says:

    Personally, I ONLY listen to snare drums that breach reality.

  3. Kyle says:

    Hey, thanks for posting this and being cool about the emails 🙂

    Kyle – AU

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