Super stoked to announce the release of ANR’s newest 7″. It will feature “It’s Around You” as the A-Side and “Blood On Blood” as the AA-Side. Many of you are already familiar with “It’s Around You” off of the Stay Kids album and “Blood On Blood” was specifically recorded for this project with Sarab Singh on drums and Ben H. Allen mixing the song. The killer artwork was done by ANR’s John Hancock. Prefix premiered “Blood On Blood” earlier today and you can stream it below. The bands last 7″ sold out pretty fast and we’re doing a limited run of this one with our fine friends over at Neon Gold Records. You can pre-order your copy HERE.
ANR is back! Not that they really went anywhere. But anyways they’ve got a new song for the loving public. It’s called “New Armor” and will be available on the Deluxe Edition of Stay Kids, coming out on September 13 via 10K Islands. You check out some nice words on the song over at Consequence Of Sound or All Things Go. The band will embark on a large scale national tour around the Deluxe Edition and another release (which will be announced next week) that we are super excited for.
We’re happy to welcome visual / performance artist Jillian Mayer to the 10K roster for her “I Am Your Grandma” single release. “I Am Your Grandma” is an autobiographical video diary log (vlog) that Jillian Mayer records for her unborn grandchildren. Is it music video? Is it a comedic short satirizing the weird new breed of pop stars? It is none of these things, however by placing it in the context of YouTube and exposing it to potentially millions of people who would be otherwise averse to video art, Mayer invites these unlikely questions and, oddly enough, fans. The full length song, now available as a download via iTunes, is a musical collaboration with John Hancock of ANR.
The fine folks over at Beached Miami have given us the first official review of the PLAINS full-length album – and it’s a good one. The review highlights tracks such as “Innovator”, “Black Feeling” and “Judy” – calling the album,
“A rare combination of technical savvy, good taste, and talent — the humble trinity that early indie rock, post-punk, and grunge-era bands all thrived on.”
They go on to say,
“PLAINS is the rare record sans a skippable song, a collection of intelligent rock… a collection of songs that sound checks many while mimicking none. If PLAINS were released at any point in McGinnis’s career, it would be a major achievement. As a debut, it is astonishing.”
Our sentiments exactly. The album is out July 19th and PLAINS will be playing a few dates supporting the release.
It’s great when South Floridians can come together. In this instance, we’ve got ANR remixing the always enjoyable Rachel Goodrich. The guys took on her infectious song “Light Bulb” and added their own LCD-esque production take on it. It premiered over at RCRDLBL.
“Innovator” was originally released as a 7″ via Discosoma Records. That 7″ has sold out and now you can find the track on the forthcoming, self-titled full length available on July 19th via 10K Islands. Above is the video for “Innovator” as cut/edited by the man behind PLAINS – Mike McGinnis. The video popped up on Transparent a while back.
Check out the video for “Big Problem” by ANR from the Stay Kids album. The video was shot by Lucas Levya, part of Miami’s Borscht Film collective. It’s a snapshot from a larger slasher flick which will be released later this summer.