Anchorless Records Newsletter April 18, 2014
Hey Hey Hey!!! Let’s turn this good Friday into a GREAT Friday! Big/lots of news to share so here we go!First up, we are beyond stoked to welcome GREENHORN to the Anchorless family!!
“What’s a greenhorn? Well, it can be a lot of things. If you’re an idiot, the word greenhorn could mean a horn that’s literally green, but you’re smart, so you know just like I do that greenhorn is what grizzled, jaded old veterans call rookies and newcomers to whatever ecosystem of expertise they exist in.
In this particular case, we’re talking about music. The grizzled, jaded veterans in question are Roger Lima of Less than Jake fame, and Jen Vito of NoMore. Both fixtures in the Gainesville scene, they’ve been kicking around for years, taking their respective takes on the central Florida sound all over the world. Enter Sterlo, a dude that this writer had never heard of until he was described by Roger as having ‘a stockpile of riffs.’ That’s a lot of riffs, and they were apparently good enough to get Jen and Roger inspired, and back into various basement studios and practice spaces to do what they started doing back way when Gary Coleman was still alive—creating songs for the love of the music, practicing, jamming, working parts out, not because it was part of their expected sound or itinerary, but because it was more fun to do than to not do.
The end result is I Want More, a six song 10”/ep of no bullshit, dependable, hearty pop-punk, served up Gainesville style with Jen and Roger sharing vocal duties like a modern day Sonny and Cher. I Want More is out July 8, 2014, wherever records are still sold (the internet and garage sales, mostly).” -Brendan Kelly
Stayed tuned (get it) to the interwebs for the debut of a sick GREENHORN tune from I Want More, and other kick ass news.
This will be the first 10” we have ever released, and is fitting seeing as this summer will kick off the 10 year anniversary of Anchorless Records! Lots of cool things planned to celebrate 10 years of Anchorless including a show/bash in Brooklyn this August that you won’t want to miss!
In other news (which will be brief but awesome).
Check out this video for ELEANOR by Chumped, still not enought here is a PODCAST where they talk about tons of cool things and also make fun of peoples hair, speaking of Chumped, they are almost done recording their debut full length LP which will be out this fall. If you are in the great state of PA this weekend be sure to check those fools out in Philly on Friday and Pittsburg on Saturday with the Gentlemen professionally known as The Holy Mess! Jeff Rowe has been in the studio and so far as expected things sound great and cant wait to share some new tunes with you guys.
We have a couple of bands playing FEST including Chumped and Teen Agers (more announcements to come).
Oh, and the Red Wings are back in the playoffs for the 23rd straight year!!! To celebrate we are having a sale. Get 23% off your order by using the code LETSGOWINGS at checkout. This ends 4/20, bro!