Antarctica formed in the late 90s after Eric Richter, the singer/guitarist from popular Denver band Christie Front Drive, moved to New York and joined forces with Glenn Maryansky, Ben Zimmerman, Nicole Waxenblatt and Chris Donohue.
The band dove deep into the sounds of NYC's electronic music scene, revisited some of their favorite musical output from bands like The Church and Slowdive, and worked to meld the two musical aesthetics into something new and interesting. The result was extraordinary!
The swooning, syncopated pop of New Order, the dark chill of Pornography-era Cure, the hypnotic pulse of Underworld, and the guitar harmonies of Ride and For Against coalesced into an expansive and textured example of electronic-infused shoegaze music. Antarctica's music is dark, contemplative, and eerily uplifting.