Monday, June 09, 2008

Anthem In

Allen Orr and Ashley Proffitt met in the fall of 2000 in Atlanta and instantly became fans of each other’s music. Allen was in the band Igloo and Ashley was playing quiet solo shows. Over the next seven years the two of them each moved several times to different cities and countries, only to reconnect in New York. Allen had a bunch of songs, Ashley had a Wurlitzer and one thing led to another.

On September 15th of 2007, Allen and Ashley met in a rehearsal space in the Lower East Side, exactly seven years to the day after the two of them met for the first time in Atlanta. They bonded over a mutual love of Def Leppard’s Hysteria, and Anthem In was born.

Ashley knew Keith Vogelsong in Atlanta, where he was fronting The Blue Hour, a band she loved. Keith moved to New York to relocate the record label he runs, Goodnight Records, and about five minutes after he got off the plane, Ashley nabbed him as Anthem In’s bassist. Drummer Paul Petitto was procured by theft from the band he was playing with at the time in New York, Russian Vogue, and Anthem In was complete.

Recording for Anthem In’s debut album wrapped in January of 2008 and is due out in June on Quiet/Loud Records. Recommended!

Anthem In - Down
Anthem In - Hold On To Me
Anthem In @ MySpace

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes (2008) !!!
Yeasayer - All Hours Cymbals

Bonnie Prince Billy - Lie Down In The Light (2008) !!!
The Hives - Tyrannosaurus Hives
Jeff Buckley - Live At Logo Club, Hamburg

My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges (2008) !!!
Girl Talk - Feed The Animals (2008) !!!
+ Lilly Allen, The Long Blondes, Ben Harper,
Violent Femmes, Amy Winehouse, Feist, etc.

Royksopp - Melody AM + The Understanding

Shellac - At Action Park
The Starting Line - Direction
The Anniversary - Designing A Nervous Breakdown
Annie - Anniemal
+ Fischerspooner, Royksopp, Craig David, Alcaline Trio, etc.


Carl Craig - Landcruising

5:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

any differences in this version of 'fleet foxes' and the earlier leaked version 'ragged wood'?

10:36 PM  
Blogger Ziggy said...

there is one additional song on this one - "oliver james", and the quality is better

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm pretty sure that the "girl talk" album is a fake...

9:41 AM  

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