North Carolina band Annuals
will be in the March issue of Alternative Press as one of their Top Bands to Know in 2007. Their album Be He Me
is currently out on Ace Fu Records.
Annuals are as close as possible to being a family without sharing the same DNA. Long-time friends Adam Baker (Singer/Songwriter), Kenny Florence (Guitar) and Mike Robinson (Bass) have been in bands together since they were children, about 7 years now. In the last few years, Zack Oden (Drums/Guitar), Anna Spence (Piano/Synth), and Nick Radford (Drums), no one over the age of 22, have joined the lineup.
Annuals have a sophisticated and layered sound that belies the ages of these musicians, who have created sprawling, hypnotic tracks that are elaborate yet impeccably polished. From the vocals, which alternate between sweet and otherworldly to loud shouts of glee, to the mammoth guitar explosions and strange indiscernible noises, Annuals infuse their music with an array of intense emotions.
The band performed "Carry Around" on The Late Show with Conan O'Brien
in January and will be appearing at Bonnaroo and touring with the Kaiser Chiefs
in the spring. Since just last summer, they have toured with Tapes 'n Tapes
, The Dears
, Art Brut
, The Flaming Lips
, The Spinto Band
Watch the video for "Brother"
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