Title - '23 Red' (MMD)
Artist - Antigone Rising
The women of Antigone Rising are known for relentless grass roots touring, selling out venues in NYC, Philadelphia and Cambridge, MA.
Founded by Sisters Cathy & Kristen Henderson, Antigone Rising was catapulted into the spotlight in 2005 with their Starbucks/Hear Music/Lava Records debut release – From the Ground Up.
A major line-up shift in 2008 led to a brief hiatus, but after a few months on the sidelines, drummer Dena Tauriello and The Henderson sisters made the decision to keep moving forward with new member Nini Camps on lead vocals.
Sounding more country than their cover art would musically suggest, the rueful 'No Remedy' kicks the CD off, before the harmonized 'Everywhere Is Home' comes next. The kinda-acoustic with soft guitars and snared drum 'Borrowed Time' is next, before the wistful 'One Foot In' and sorrowful 'Gracefully' come forth.
The Dixie Chicksesque 'Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring' is next with the beautiful summer song 'Pink Sunglasses' following closely behind. Next is the generic 'Breaking Me,' before 'You Say You Want To Leave' and the aptly-named 'Goodbye' bring the disc to a close.
I have to say though, and as much as I was sweetly surprised by the music that sprang forth that I simply was not expecting, this whole set holds nothing new to any country music sound that has been out there for the past decade - or more, sorry.