Kentland, Indiana, USA

the aggressive yet artsy melodicism of post-hardcore and the gritty clang of indie-rock to create songs that burn with a raw passion that is extremely rare


THEANTI: [thee-ant-ee]
From Omaha to Indianapolis the Midwest has homegrown some of the most innovative "indie" music in the world over the last decade. The duration of which Kentland, Indiana natives Josh Ramon and Marc Nelson have been writing/recording in bands together since they were discussing music from across the classroom.
The two twenty-three year olds began honing their sound around the turn of the century; Creating and performing their eclectic blend of psychedelic-pop & indie-rock inspired by artists like King Crimson and David Bowie, as well as their Midwestern peers Cursive, Joan of Arc, and Margot and the Nuclear So & So's. Following an East Coast tour in May THEANTI was chosen to perform alongside The A.K.A.'s and Casket Architects at the 2008 Warped Tour via the Kevin Says stage. Having previously performed with the likes of Maps & Atlases, Brazil (immortal records), The Bronze Episode (eyeball records), Collections of Colonies of Bees (polyvinyl), Zookeeper (bell city pop), David Costa (skeleton crew records) and countless others. Currently half way through releasing a series of ep's that serve as demos for their full length album, POLLEN, under their current alias. Expect more collaborations with old and new friends, including long time musical companion Chris Schiro (he can be heard doing back-up vocal .. tracks from the last 2 ep's). Meanwhile they will be touring North America through spring of 2009, followed by their first overseas excursion.


the cancer generation

Written By: josh ramon

able minds falling parallel to their time. this rush to stop death has isolated them an entire generation of vegetables

now you're ripe, for their harvest. a chemotherapeutic resurrection

would you still trade your life for all those things you knew that you really never needed

into the compass, without direction
without illness, holding your goddamn medicine

everyday i find myself in a bind, what do i buy?
everyday i find myself in a bind,
stay asleep? or wake up again?

People Like to Talk

Written By: Josh Ramon

From their coffee tables
straight to the filthy cops
and they want to hold you
in their arms or behind their bars

and people like to walk away from situations involving thought
.. people like to talk

the beasts of civilization
feast on imitation
and so do you
yeah, so do you!

the bees they like to buzz
yeah the bees they love the buzz
and so do I
yeah, so do I!

We Are Ruins

Written By: Josh Ramon

Character carries you places
and builds you buldings
but those we see
only make ruins
so stop!


Cutting Shoulders, EP
Inderma Records Volume: 1
Theanti LIVE at the Irving Theater
Split w/ Lamps: Dot with a dot in a dot dot dot

Set List

on the recent midwest/east coast tour:

Ghost of Mother Nature
The Cancer Generation
What Keeps You Alive Can Kill You
People Like to Talk
Reflections of Time Travel
Numbers and Routines
Am, Fed, Eye, Mean