ANR Release Full-Length "Stay Kids (Deluxe Edition)" Today!

Article Contributed by GMA | Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Today Miami duo ANR release the deluxe edition of their post-apocalyptic indie pop album Stay Kids through 10K Islands.  Though the band consists of merely two members – Brian Robertson (Keys, Vocals) and Michael-John Hanock (Vocals, Drums) –they create a powerful sound filled with layered melodies and bountiful hooks.  It has landed them shows with bands like Animal Collective, Neon Indian, No Age, and Fucked UpStay 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 is finishing off their Fall tour this month, so catch them while you can! ANR US Tour Dates:09/13:  Portland, OR  @ Doug Fir09/15: San Francisco, CA  @ Bottom Of The Hill09/16: Fresno, CA  @ Audie's Olympic09/17: Los Angeles, CA  @ The Satellite09/20: San Diego, CA  @ Soda Bar09/22:  Austin, TX @ ND at 501 Studios09/23:  Fort Worth, TX @ Lolas09/25:  New Orleans, LA @ Hi Ho Lounge09/26:  Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn