Atlanta trio the Young Antiques play angry-young-man rock that draws from Hüsker Dü and the '80s Minneapolis hardcore scene as well as the Jam and Elvis Costello. With this unique, if a bit retro mix, the band creates buoyant and propulsive songs that shoot straight to the heart of what makes good old rock & roll great.
In 1999, with Blake Parris on bass, Blake Rainey on vocals and guitar and John Speaks on drums, Young Antiques first unleashed their raw power pop and post-punk anthems. In 2000, the group self-released their debut, Wardrobe for a Jet Weekend, which turned out to be somewhat of a regional success.
Clockworker followed in 2003 on Two Sheds. Meeting their goal of a record that re-creates the atmosphere of late-'70s pop-punk, the band found their stride and a place alongside groups like the Natural History, the French Kicks and the Libertines.