From the drummer’s dexterous paradiddles to the singer’s chesty tone, Indiana-based foursome Antenna Man create an amiable, hi-touch vibe on songs like “Guitarless Man,” “I’m Your Man” and “If You Don’t Love Her,” all of which have a laidback, frontporch feel––and that may be the problem. Even the upbeat, uptempo number, “I’m Your Man,” never attains a satisfying cruising speed; its arrangement, despite deft touches from mandolin and organ, seems kinda draggy and under-realized. Above all, singer Mark Wolven, though gifted with a voice that evokes Son Volt’s Jay Farrar, has a slurring delivery (and sound mix) that too often muddles his message. This promising band can do better.
Antenna Man - "Knockdown"