Antiquiet Sessions exist to serve a few very important ambitions of ours. First, I don’t think Antiquiet would exist without them. If the best thing we could be was an echo chamber, plugging music after the fact, I don’t know if any of this would be all that worth it to anyone on either side. It’s also an extremely selfish obsession; We fiendishly, viciously hunt that magic in our favorite intimate live videos, that electrifies our blood. But that’s only half of a balance we’ve always tried to strike, between putting bands you already know into new light in a unique and conducive space, and showing you bands you don’t know, as we see them. Always, it’s about bringing something new and valuable into your life. Our latest session with LA’s Dekades is no exception, and an essential entry after two years (and counting) of watching this band grow through their local shows.
We’ve plugged them here a few times in the past, since premiering their video for You & Him in 2013, but we really needed to share the band’s live experience with all of you outside of LA. They have that special, unmistakeable and indescribable something. That gravity that lately has seemed rarer than it was in the 90s. That sexiness that had nothing to do with showing skin and everything to do with formidable force. That depth plumbed by artists like PJ Harvey and Trent Reznor, the vaguely alien aesthetic that you can’t clone on a trendwave assembly line. If words could do any good music justice, our job would be a little easier, and this session wouldn’t be necessary. But they never will, so here is Dekades, performing their new self-titled EP from start to finish, at our new home at Swing House Studios in Atwater Village: