The Cannanes

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The Cannanes have been described as “the world’s most indie band.” They have never had a manager, agent, or signed a recording deal. But they have toured the planet, headlined countless sold out shows in London, New York, and Tokyo, and have recorded a prolific body of work. Still virtually unknown at home, the world has taken notice. In 1986, Calvin Johnson, founder of K Records, asked The Cannanes for material to release on his influential label. A year later, NME UK reviewed their first vinyl release Bored Angry & Jealous EP with the headline “SINGLE OF THE YEAR!”. The seminal lo-fi indie album from the band, A Love Affair with Nature, was first released with- out a label. Shortly thereafter, it was picked up by a US label and the album became a minor classic. The 1990’s saw more recordings and fabulous tours of the USA, Japan, and Europe. Surprisingly, after Kurt Cobain died, his journal revealed The Cannanes listed as a favorite band. The group bounded into the 21st century with collaborations with Explosion Robinson (NYC) and Steward (UK). See cannanes.com for the full exhausting story…  


Anthem Facility

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Anthem Facility is a recording project featuring vocals by Young Magic’s Melati Malay.  Produced by Stephen Hermann, this lazy pop EP has hints of Mazzy Star and sedated VU guitar hooks.  Some synthesizer work adds a wall of sound on a few tracks. Strictly a studio effort, Trace is an EP that plays like a Long Player.    


Maraschino Harmonicas

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Another strictly studio effort featuring vocals by Neysa Malone. The name was borrowed from “Hustling Sunlight” by conceptual artist Matthew Bakkom. “Hustling Sunlight” is a sequence of anagrams scripted by the artist in 2016.