One day when he was a child in New York City Anton put his ear against a speaker in a dark apartment on the west side and went into a trance. He had a long dream. When he woke up twenty years later his heart was permanently broken, but in a good way. Trying to make a movie out of the turbulence in his mind, he found himself writing songs instead...and he's still doing it, having collected some of NYC's most interesting musicians along the way. Sometimes Anton takes himself a little too seriously, but his melodies are often beautiful, his lyrics often interesting, and his beats cool, so forgive him. Girls are usually more enamored of his tunes than boys, but the boys are slowly being won over.
“Interesting, musically subtle, tasteful, original, witty music...infectiously rhythmic and impossibly memorable.“ --neverlearnedtoswim.com
" 'A Sentimental Education' is dark and scintillating and full of texture imbued with an anachronistic melancholy. Anton Sword is a storyteller with an artist\'s ear for music, constructing vast musical landscapes against which his bard\'s tales are told. Many of the songs here segue one into the other almost like an epic tale made of smaller stories. The overall effect is very entertaining yet mellow.\"
--Wildy\'s World Music Blog
"Should you have forgotten what a beautiful ballad is or what a finely crafted good pop song sounds like, Anton Sword has A Sentimental Education ready for you: 11 wonderfully produced songs of melancholy, love and the fleetingness of human existence...dark but tender.\"
--Roman Elsener, The Roman Games Diary Blog
Anton Sword is currently playing live with some or all of the following: Jessica Hallman, cello/bass, Kristin Mueller (Lucinda Black Bear) on drums, Joanna Choy (Tall Pines, Tragedy, Spray Paint Star) on second vocal, Kristofer Widholm (Morex Optimo) and Julian Maile (Spray Paint Star, Losers Lounge) on guitar, Chris Wilson (Mabuses, Lloyd Cole) on bass.