The Ants

Formed in Redwood City, CA in 2000.

Radio station: Listen to music by Ants

Upcoming shows

No scheduled events.

Past shows


Current Status: Alive in Kansas, recording, touring. Sean also plays in Satan's Jeweled Crown, Dave and Sean both play with Chubby Smith when he's active and with Tank Farm when they're active and Brad has another band called The Pruitts.

Sound description: Experimental traditional country rock

Influences: Sam & Dave, Velvet Underground, Vaselines

Similar to: Jandek, Henry Miller, Tom T.Hall


Alt / Indie rock, Experimental / Noise, Folk / Singer-songwriter


Name Released Label
No album artwork The Ants Create Meaning 2001
Album cover Sparkling Disaster Strategies 2002 Sickroom Records
Album cover Victory Side 2004 Sickroom Records
Album cover Chinese Democracy 2005


The Ants play American music rigged against massive mainstream acceptance or insular indie rock success. Their status as veterans of bible belt strip mall culture enables them to feel at home in dilapidated drinking spots, all ages house parties or busking on downtown streets. They have traveled the country many times winning the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people. The Ants are not easily labeled and revel in their contradictions.
The band was formed in 2001. They have two albums released by Sickroom Records and two independent releases. Their new album, Ideabreaker, is due for a June 2006 co-release on Sickroom Records and Remedy Records.