About

Antarctica Takes It! is the music project I began in 2004. I write, arrange, record, and play most of the instruments on each song. This is the band blog.

Releases:
The Penguin League (2006)
Constellations (2010)

Dylan McKeever - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Ukulele, Drums

Members have included:
Maria Schoettler - Vocals
Vanessa Waring - Cello
Tyler Martin - Piano, Keyboard, Trumpet, Vocals
Max Bennett-Parker - Piano
Rachel Fannan - Vocals
Thor Heyerdahl - Guitar

Live:
Brian Pfeiffer - Bass
Lamar Johnson - Piano
Alex Barajas - Drums

Purchase our records:
Bandcamp
Insound

UK Label
HDIFTBL

For more info: Contact Me
11 May 11

Q.  Hey Dylan, what have you been up to?  Where have you been for so long?

A.  Hey internet, I’ve been working on a children’s comic book called “Burger Dude.”  I’ll show it to ya when I’m finished.  I think you’ll like it?

Q.  Alright.  Well, do you have new songs for me?

A.  Not really.  They’re bouncing around my head right now - but I’ll get em down in recordings after the book is finished.  In the meantime, here’s a scrappy performance of “Great Big Kiss” we did back in 2005.

8 October 10

Original version of Heart Of Stone.  Recorded in the living room at 218 in late ‘04 or early ‘05.

19 September 10
16 September 10
Some news,
Constellations is now available for the low low price of $5 in cassette form from our friends at Lost Sound Tapes.  LST also features some of my favorite music from bands like Iji, Pangea, Blanket Truth, Just Another Snake Cult, and James Rabbit.
I’ve had some requests to post the lyrics for our songs so I’ve put them all up on our Bandcamp page.  Just scroll over the track names and there should be a link to the lyrics.  In the process of writing them all out, I’ve realize that the new album has a ton of lyrics, like it could be novella or something.
Finally, we’re taking a break from playing live shows for awhile.  Right now I’m focusing my efforts on a children’s book I’ve been working on called Burger Dude.

Some news,

Constellations is now available for the low low price of $5 in cassette form from our friends at Lost Sound Tapes.  LST also features some of my favorite music from bands like Iji, Pangea, Blanket Truth, Just Another Snake Cult, and James Rabbit.

I’ve had some requests to post the lyrics for our songs so I’ve put them all up on our Bandcamp page.  Just scroll over the track names and there should be a link to the lyrics.  In the process of writing them all out, I’ve realize that the new album has a ton of lyrics, like it could be novella or something.

Finally, we’re taking a break from playing live shows for awhile.  Right now I’m focusing my efforts on a children’s book I’ve been working on called Burger Dude.

23 August 10

Upcoming Shows

The Makeout Room
Saturday August 28th
3225 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
with Hudson Bell

14 August 10

Music OMH Album Review

"Their second release on HDIF, Constellations follows the self-recorded, prickly lo-fi of 2008’s The Penguin League. They’ve come a long way since then - added a few more instruments, fine-tuned their ’60s pop sensibilities and been given a good polish - but not at the expense of what made HDIF fans fall in love with their laptop recorded debut.

The uninitiated could do worse than to listen to Constellations’ opening two tracks. The first, Bossa, is a twinkling nursery rhyme that introduces singer Dylan McKeever’s faltering, Stuart Murdoch-esque voice, while C&F again nods towards Murdoch, relying on jangling piano to carve a sparkling indie disco floor filler that could have easily slotted into an early Belle And Sebastian album.”

Continue reading…

12 August 10

Right before our second show in England we recorded this acoustic set with Brixton Sessions.  At this point, we were used to playing with a full band so the performance is a little shakey -but for the most part it turned out alright.

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh