Anton Sword was born and grew up in New York City, and currently lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Berlin, Germany. He played classical piano and jazz as a child and teenager. First performing as a keyboardist for the NYC cult folk-emo band Glim in the 1990s, he went on to co-write songs with English singer and poet J.C. in the duo J.C. & Anphibius, and eventually began performing solo in New York and Europe, releasing two self-produced CDs, "A Sentimental Education" in 2007 and "City of Oblivion" in 2010.
He currently performs with The We Ours, a quartet (and sometimes quintet) including Kristin Mueller on drums (also of the C. Gibbs-fronted Lucinda Black Bear), Kristofer Widholm and Julian Maile on guitar, Jessica Hallman on cello and bass; in Europe the members sometimes include Chris Wilson on bass (ex-bassist for Richard Butler-fronted Love Spit Love) and Kay Luebke on drums. Influenced heavily by the British art-pop tradition, including Brian Eno, Roxy Music, The Beatles' psychedelic period, early David Bowie, Robert Wyatt, and newer bands like Radiohead, he also shows the influence of late-1950s jazz such as Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk, later jazz-soul fusion projects ranging from Miles Davis to Steely Dan, and modern melodic electronica such as Caribou.