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Download:ANR Brand New Track “New Armor”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2011 by E.N.

ANR Release Brand New Song, “New Armor,” Bonus

Track on Stay Kids Deluxe Edition, Out

September 13th on 10k Islands

 
Click HERE to Stream/Download Free MP3 of “New Armor”

 ‘Stay Kids’ is a marvel of melodic majesty and cosmic funk…” The Guardian
 
“the driving beats of TV On The Radio blended with the psychedelic sweetness
of Passion Pit”
MTV.com
 
This morning, Miami’s psychedelic synth-pop duo ANR released the brand new track “New Armor.”  The song is the latest example of the group’s constant evolution as well as their prolific songwriting.  It begins with a lone acoustic guitar before falsetto vocals and lush, sparkling keyboards join the mix.  ANR’s reverb-laden vocals are anthemic and continue in the introspective, earnest direction of the previously released tracks from Stay Kids Deluxe Edition, their forthcoming album out September 13th on 10k Islands.
 
ANR consists of merely two members – Brian Robertson (Keys, Vocals) and Michael-John Hanock (Vocals, Drums) – but they create a powerful sound filled with layered melodies and bountiful hooks.  It has already earned the duo praise from RCRD LBL, The Fader, MTV.com, and Nylon, among others, and have landed them shows with bands like Animal Collective, Neon Indian, No Age, and Fucked Up.  The band kicks off their North American tour later this month.
 
 
North American Tour Dates:
 
08/25:  Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
08/29:  Philadelphia, PA  @ Kung-Fu Necktie
08/30: New York, NY  @ Milk Studios
08/31:  New York, NY  @ Mercury Lounge
09/01:  Boston, MA  @ Brighton Music Hall
09/02:  Montreal, QC  @ Casa Del Popolo
09/03:  Toronto, ONT  @ The Drake
09/05: Detroit, MI  @ Lager House
09/06: Grand Rapids, MI  @ Pyramid Scheme
09/07: Chicago, IL  @ Empty Bottle
09/09: Urbana, IL  @ Canopy Club
09/10: Minneapolis, MN  @ 7th Street Entry
09/12:  Seattle, WA  @ Crocodile Lounge
09/13:  Portland, OR  @ Doug Fir
09/15: San Francisco, CA  @ Bottom Of The Hill
09/16: Fresno, CA  @ Audie’s Olympic
09/17: Los Angeles, CA  @ The Satellite
09/20: San Diego, CA  @ Soda Bar

ANR Get Remixed by Memory Tapes, Deluxe Edition of “Stay Kids” out 9/13

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2011 by E.N.

ANR Get Remixed by Memory Tapes, Release

Stay Kids Deluxe Edition Digitally

On September 13th

 
Click HERE to Watch the Video for “Stay Kids”
 
Click HERE for Memory Tapes’ Remix of “Stay Kids”

” ‘Stay Kids’ is a marvel of melodic majesty and cosmic funk…” The Guardian
 
“the driving beats of TV On The Radio blended with the
psychedelic sweetnessof Passion Pit”
MTV.com
 
Miami duo ANR will release the deluxe edition of their post-apocalyptic pop album Stay Kids on September 13th through 10K Islands.  In the meantime the prolific group will be releasing videos, remixes, and other goodies.  Most recently, they enlisted Memory Tapes to remix “Stay Kids,” their blissed-out, nostalgic anthem about growing older. 

Click HERE to stream/download Memory Tapes’ take on the track,

 

and click HERE to watch the video for ANR’s original version of the song.
 
ANR consists of merely two members – Brian Robertson (Keys, Vocals) and Michael-John Hanock (Vocals, Drums) – but they create a powerful sound filled with layered melodies and bountiful hooks.  It has already earned the duo praise from RCRD LBL, The Fader, and Nylon, among others, and have landed them shows with bands like Animal Collective, Neon Indian, No Age, and Fucked Up.
 
Stay Kids is a rhythmically propulsive, psychedelic trip that was inspired largely by recent floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, and other environmental disasters.  Much of the album’s lyrics meditate on how such ‘natural’ disasters affect individuals and humanity at large.  However, sonically-speaking the album is by no means morose.  Instead, the synth-heavy and often danceable material feels triumphant.  Each song is a journey through carefully sculpted, dream-pop soundscapes with frequent, unexpected and exciting detours
 
ANR’s live show highlights a different aspect of the band, bringing out their punk influences as well as their penchant for German progressive acts of the 70’s.  The group will tour throughout the US this Fall, with dates to be announced soon.
 
 
North American Tour Dates:
 
8/29:  Philadelphia, PA  Kung-Fu Necktie
8/30: New York, NY  Milk Studios
8/31:  New York, NY  Mercury Lounge
9/1:  Boston, MA  Brighton Music Hall
9/2:  Montreal, QC  Casa Del Popolo
9/3:  Toronto, ON  The Drake
9/5: Detroit, MI  Lager House
9/6: Grand Rapids, MI  Pyramid Scheme
9/7: Chicago, IL  Empty Bottle
9/9: Urbana, IL  Canopy Club
9/10: Minneapolis, MN  7th Street Entry
9/12:  Seattle, WA  Crocodile Lounge
9/13:  Portland, OR  Doug Fir
9/15: San Francisco, CA  Bottom Of The Hill
9/16: Fresno, CA  Audie’s Olympic
9/17: Los Angeles, CA  The Satellite
9/20: San Diego, CA  Soda Bar

The Great Escape Festival,Brighton -Various Venues,May 12 – 14th

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The Great Escape
Brighton -Various Venues
May 12 – 14th
15,000 punters and 8,000 delegates
www.escapegreat.com
Line Up so far:
Friendly Fires (Dome Show), DJ Shadow (Dome Show), Sufjan Stevens (Dome Show), Katy B, Example, The Vaccines, The Naked and Famous, The Joy Formidable, Warpaint, Gang Gang Dance, Villagers, Twin Shadow, Marnie Stern, Alela Diane, Max Richter, YUCK, Brother, The Radio Dept., Devlin, Cults, The Antlers, Ed Sheeran, Little Dragon, Hauschka, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Mona, PVT, Suuns, SBTRKT, 2:54, Ben Howard, Thus:Owls, Josh T. Pearson, The Phantom Band, Fixers, Grimes, Handsome Furs, Chad Valley, D/R/U/G/S, Braids, Big Deal, Matthew and The Atlas, Alex Winston, Luke Abbott, P.S i Love U, Oh Land, K Flay, James Vincent McMorrow, Seams, The Wave Pictures, Trophy Wife, Worriedaboutsatan, CHLLNGR, Teeth, Visions of Trees, Saint Saviour, Team Ghost, Sissy and the Blisters, Tribes, Tripwires, Lucy Swann, Said the Whale, Worship, Marques Toliver, Alex Clare, Becoming Real, Nedry, Winter Gloves, Woodhands, To The Bones, The Secret Sisters, The Soft Moon, ANR, Smoke Faires, Seekae, The Heartbreaks, The Jezabels, The Mountains & The Trees, Spark, The Staves, Brasstronaut, The Holidays, Team ME, The Bonfire, NLF3, Paper Crows, Dutch Uncles, Dan Parsons, Dean McPhee, Deep Sea Arcade, Bonjay, Alexander Tucker, ANORAAK, DZ Deathrays, Ghostpoet, Heathers, Housse de Racket, Luluc, MALPAS, Marcus Foster, Funeral Suits, GaBLé

The Great Escape’s USPs:
Europe’s answer to SxSW on Brighton Beach. 300 bands, 30 venues, 3 days. 2011 sees the launch of The Hub, and place for fans to meet, hang with the bands and get out of the sun/rain and chill. There will be seminars, and workshops a plenty with the cream of the global music industry in attendance discussing how to shape the future of all aspects of the business. Expect your favourite bands, pop up and street gigs all tipped off via a text service. The King Blues even played in the sewers last year…

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