Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Awesome New Republic, aka ANR, melds all that is good from bands like Menomena, Animal Collective, Yeasayer, and the hey-day era of Depeche Mode. The band is comprised of John Hancock & Brian Robertson, fellow graduates from The Frost School of Music, formerly the University of Miami's music program.

Unlike this writer, the fellows have taken their practical college education, and applied it to the real world. "Stay Kids" is like a genial by-product of Paul Simon's "Graceland" impregnating Hawthorne, California's favorite sons' "Pet Sounds", with a modern day spin. Check out my favorite track, from an all together great album, "It's Around You".

"It's Around You" by ANR
It's Around You - ANR
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Visit the ANR official site here.

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