ANR has some holiday jams to spread around. First up is their very unique take on “Millionaire” – originally recorded by Kelis and featuring an amazing verse by Andre 3000. You can grab a free download of ANR’s version as well as check them out doing it live for the Neon Gold TV series above. Secondly, the band has tackled the holiday classic “Little Drummer Boy” in a manner that now makes it acceptable in DJ sets between M83 and Washed Out. Finally, speaking of DJ sets, MJ from ANR will be DJing New Years Eve with Animal Collective (Avey Tare, Geologist), JD samson and Lightwaves in Washington DC. 2012 is shaping up to be a big one.
After an amazing performance at Beached Basel last week, PLAINS is back at it with this clip for “Black Feeling”. The video was shot and directed by the Jorge & Jorge duo in the band. It features smashing guitars, confetti and sweaty dudes – rock and roll. The guys have a date with Sebadoh coming up in January and look out for some more tour dates around then.
We’re excited to be teaming up with Beached Miami to present a pre-Basel kick off party. The concert will feature live performances by ANR, PLAINS, Nicky Blitz, Little Beard and DJ sets by Laura (Of Miami), MillionYoung and Eddie P. It should be an amazing start to a great week/end of shows + art installations in Miami. More info is available here.
There has never been a more fitting holiday for any band than Halloween for ANR. It just works perfectly. So much so, that they’ve recorded a Halloween jam in between cities on their current tour. Thrown together in various hotels, venue greenrooms and 8 hour drives you get “Bad Shit.” A guitar/piano ballad that opens with “Bury the body in the wall / of a room way down the hall / of a building in the woods” and grows into a characteristically ANR psychedelic synth whirlwind. Also, characteristically ANR – it is available for FREE. Spread it around and Happy Halloween!
Rollingstone.com was nice enough to premiere the video for “It’s Around You” yesterday. The video is a Borscht Corp. production, directed by Jillian Mayer and Lucas Leyva. It’s got some great interpretive dancing and performance art. Be sure to grab one of the remaining few seven inches for “It’s Around You” over at the Neon Gold Records shop. Or grab one from the band at one of their few remaining shows this month.
ANR’s Stay Kids album is out today in Deluxe Edition. It features 4 spanking new tracks – “New Armor”, “Wait Another Week”, “Dead Gulf” and “Memorial Service”. You can stream the album below and grab it on iTunes.
PLAINS is ballsy. So ballsy. Ballsy enough to take on Nirvana’s classic track “Lithium” for the Beached Miami project commemorating the 20th anniversary of the release of Nevermind. The project is called Nevermind Miami and will feature several Miami locals taking on tracks from the classic album.