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PREMIERE: "Crowd" by The Golden Fleece

Album Artwork by Pete Gowdy // @arcticsun_collageartist

Album Artwork by Pete Gowdy // @arcticsun_collageartist

The Golden Fleece are back with new music, and we’ve got the exclusive first listen of their new single “Crowd" below.

The track marks the debut single from the band’s upcoming album, announced today. Out April 5th, the band teased their new full length, saying, “Mind Mirror is the kind of album you listen to once, then throw on a pile of fire.”

Mind Mirror was recorded to tape at Future Apple Tree Studio and engineered by Pat Stolley, original Daytrotter engineer. You can pre-order the album here, and celebrate with the band at one of their release shows:

QC Release April 5th @ Rozz-Tox w/ Condor & Jaybird and Faintlife
Peoria Release April 6th @ Pizza Works w/ Condor & Jaybird and Faintlife

If you’re going to SXSW, you can also catch The Golden Fleece at our showcase on March 14th at Shiner’s Saloon.

Keep up with The Golden Fleece on Facebook + Instagram

Track by Track: "No Kidding!" by The Fluids

Brooklyn trio The Fluids and their Talking Heads-esque debut single "Creatures" turned lots of heads (pun intended) after the tune's release in September. Since then, the band drip fed their fans songs from their debut album No Kidding!, which was just released October 27th via Axis Mundi Records. The post punk sound that the band has honed in on so perfectly has also gotten comparisons to the likes of Bowie and Echo & The Bunnymen. One listen to the album and you'll pick up on those nostalgic nods in lead singer Mike Tony's vocals and their punchy guitar melodies. In celebration of the album being released last month, Mike and lead guitarist Cooper Formant put together a track by track of the record. Check it out below!

Photo by Jordan Kuyper  The Fluids is Cooper Formant, Mike Tony, and Nick DeMolina

Photo by Jordan Kuyper

The Fluids is Cooper Formant, Mike Tony, and Nick DeMolina


"Lines"

Mike: Maybe our most dynamic song,  and one of my faves to play live. 

Cooper: This is one of the ones where Mike sounds like a kid performing a rock opera for his sister and her friends in the basement as a teen...in a good way. This riff is pretty bluesy.

"Sign N Drive"

Mike: Catchy little song that really came together once Cooper introduced his guitar line. 

Cooper: This is the Miller Lite of the songs on No Kidding! The first few seconds are like cracking a cold light beer. It's hard for me not to picture Mike's aunt dancing in the front row at our shows when I hear this one. 

"New Land Sale"

A statement of intent. An anthem to kneel to.

"Midnight"

I needed a slow song for our live sets and I wanted a chance to shred a solo over some airy synths.

"Creatures"

A party song. But not a party I particularly want to go to.

"Heavy Door"

A big Bruce-esque power jam that culminates with an apropro sax solo

"Favorite Gun"

Mike: A last minute addition to the album - a reckless, unhinged sprint. 

Cooper: I imagine we are riding through the desert night in a convertible with Mike's dad and Adrian Grenier on our way to Vegas. 

"Turnt"

A straight up blitz. Cooper’s guitar gives me goosebumps.

"Just Like Me"

A cathartic track, in terms of content and placement on the album.

"On Ice"

It’s like eating a McFlurry after a Big Mac meal. 

Listen to No Kidding! in full below, and keep up with The Fluids on social media: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram 

Playlist: Dream Version Exclusive for ANCHR

Tomorrow is the day! Our pals Dream Version are releasing their new album called Fight Fair. To celebrate, the Chicago trio made us an exclusive playlist. Listen to it and check out what they had to say about the songs they selected below!

Thumbnail image courtesy of Dream Version

1.  Yes Sir, No Sir / The Kinks

2.  Yo-Yo / Pylon

3.  Scared Straight / The Long Winters

4.  No Bulbs (single version) / The Fall

5.  Ping Pong Affair / The Slits

6.  The Glittering Prizes / Television Personalities

7.  Goldilocks Zone / Grass Widow

8.  We Are Underused / Pavement

9.  Flower Gardens / Chad VanGaalen

10.  Like A Prayer / Madonna

Songs about various flavors of fear (1,3,9)

Songs about the costs of deferring to authority (1,6)

Songs about continuing to play a game you know is rigged (2,6,8)

Songs that are just cool sonic influences (4,5)

Songs about weird religious themes (7,10)


Make sure you also grab a ticket to see Dream Version this Saturday night at Lincoln Hall for their special album release show. Tickets start at $10 and you can buy there here. 


Can't get enough Dream Version? Check out our interview with them