Tuesday, 12 April 2011

TuneTuesday: ANR - Big Problem

Miami's ANR have a new album out called Stay Kids, which is worthy of far more praise than this little featurette would allow. Suffice it to say, the spins are in double figures after downloading on just Sunday, so the review may well be fast tracked like an pretty young female intern in Silvio Berlusconi's 'personal office' (read: harem).

What I can do, however, is bridge the gap with one of said album's choice cuts, alongside a rather creepy video to accompany it.

Choosing to adopt the slasher film stylee - fitting, given Scream's umpteeth return to our movie screens this summer - the song takes on a creepier tone than it has when one experiences it audio only. That said, the twists and turns of pace, added to the quieter passages containing high pitch, nervous keys, do indeed match the horror element when everything is pieced together. 

Taken on the strength of tune alone, Big Problem has not even the smallest of issues to corroborate its name. Urgent and punchy, it veers with chaotic confidence through a maze of effects, ghostly vocals, and a haze of stormy guitars raging beneath. 
It pulled me in almost immediately; a great credit, given the quality of the rest of the album it calls home. 

More on that soon, of course. For now, enjoy this beauty and catch the duo on tour if your town is on their schedule (below).

ANR Tour Spring / Summer 2011

04/16 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
04/18 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Nightlight
04/19 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
04/20 – Tampa, FL @ Fly Bar
04/21 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
05/14 – Brighton, UK @ Great Escape Festival
05/19 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms w/ Brother
05/23 – London, UK @ Heaven w/ Brother
05/27 – London, UK @ XFM Xposure Night


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