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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

French Horn Rebellion Release Show + Exclusive “What I Want” (Golden Pony Remix)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 20, 2011 by E.N.

French Horn Rebellion Release Their Debut
The Infinite Music Of French Horn Rebellion
(May 24th, Once Upon A Time Records)

5/21 @ The Music Box in Los Angeles and
New York Record Release Show 5/26 @ Glasslands Gallery

French Horn Rebellion (Robert and David Perlick-Molinari) are self-releasing of their debut album The Infinite Music of French Horn Rebellion physically on May 24th (Once Upon A Time Records) and after a full USA tour with Yelle, that has earned the DYI brother-duo rave reviews for their energetic and fun live shows, they are coming back to New York to celebrate their album release on Thursday May 26th at Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn. Savoir Adore and Golden Pony are opening up for French Horn Rebellion. Expect to hear their singles “Up All Night” and “This Moment” and the summer hit they recorded with Brasilia’s Database “Beaches And Friends”.

Download: French Horn Rebellion – What I Want (Golden Pony Remix)
More on French Horn Rebellion here

French Horn Rebellion tour dates:
5/20   San Diego, CA @ Casbah (w Yelle)
5/21   Los Angeles, CA @ Music Box at The Henry Fonda (w Yelle)
5/26   Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands (RECORD RELEASE SHOW)
Facebook invite HERE and Ticket link HERE

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