- The Anthem Sound
Infobox musical artist
Name = The Anthem Sound
Background = group_or_band
Brooklyn, New York
Alternative rock Indie rock
Years_active = 2005–2007
Label = Hello My Name Is Records
URL = [http://www.theanthemsound.com www.theanthemsound.com]
Evan Grove(vocals/guitar) Ethan Fixell(guitar/vocals) Billy delGiudice(drums) Aram Bajakian(guitar) Alex Moore(bass)
The Anthem Sound was a rock band based in
Brooklyn, New York.
In a small suburb of
Boston, childhood friends Alex Moore, Aram Bajakian, and Billy delGiudicebegan playing music together at the age of twelve as Thingummy. Playing to several sold out venues, the band attracted a loyal cult following with a passionate and highly energetic live show. In 1995 the band self produced and released "Red", distributed regionally to retailers such as Newbury Comics. More than a decade later, they would travel to New York, NY, where they would form Lancaster. Their unique brand of instrumental rock would be often compared to Explosions in the Skyand Sigur Rós. Produced by Jason Raboin, Lancaster released their debut EP, "Goodbye From The Airport", supporting it as often as they could by playing as many New York venues as possible.
Evan Grove and
Ethan Fixellmet at the University of Pennsylvaniain 2000. By 2002, they formed Jonah Can Explain (shortly afterward maturing into a band called Sunken Ships Rest). Sunken Ships Rest released a self-titled EP produced by Marc Goodman( Illumina) in 2003. In 2004, Grove and Fixell holed up in Philadelphia, PA, and amassed a collection of thoughtful pop songs. Under the name Camilla, they released their debut album, "Of Bees And Flies". Frustrated by their limitations as a twosome, however, they took off for New York Cityin search of new bandmates in the Fall of 2004.
Forces collided when the Philly duo witnessed the Bostonians perform one night in New York at the
Knitting Factory. The five musicians sat down together afterward and in 2005, The Anthem Sound was born.
After struggling in the murk and filth of a tiny rehearsal space in Brooklyn, they assembled an inspired set. Immediately upon playing their first shows together, they began attracting label, publicity, and management attention. The interest sparked a sense of urgency to complete material for a debut EP.
4 Songs EP
Following extensive pre-production sessions, the band employed engineer
George Fullan( Action Action, Taking Back Sunday, Cheap Trick) with General Studiosin Douglaston, NY, to record drums and bass. Guitars and vocals were finished in Philadelphiasoon after. Finally, teaming up with producer John Naclerio( My Chemical Romance, The Ataris, Brand New), The Anthem Sound released the "4 Songs" EP on Hello My Name Is/ Eyeball Recordsin March 2007.
* [http://www.myspace.com/theanthemsound The Anthem Sound official MySpace page]
* [http://www.virb.com/theanthemsound The Anthem Sound official Virb page]
* [http://www.eyeballrecords.com Eyeball Records]
* [http://www.eyeballstore.com Eyeball Records online store]
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