Annuals - "Confessor" - mp3
Such Fun, the Annuals much anticipated follow-up to their debut Be He Me, drops October 7 on Sony's imprint Canvasback. Label veteran Steve Ralbovsky re-joined Columbia records in 2006 as VP of A&R to direct and oversee Canvasback Records. Since that time, Sony has been the source of an increasing number of indie-rock records. This year alone has seen releases from The Black Kids, Does It Offend You, Yeah? The Ting Tings, Adele and now the Annuals. While Ralbovsky did not specifically sign all these acts, his influence has clearly been felt throughout the Columbia family. Ralbovsky's previous A&R experience includes signing and developing the Strokes, Ray Lamontagne, Kings of Leon and My Morning Jacket. The man can pick 'em.
But as for the Annuals - Be He Me had an electronically tinged rather cold sound - their newer material has a warmer more organic feel. In interviews, the band lamented how long they worked on their debut, constantly layering vocal harmonies and instrumental sounds. The songs from Such Fun and their recently released Wet Zoo EP sound more stripped down, and yes, like they are having more fun. Special shout out to Frank Harkins who designed the cover and packaging for Such Fun. And if you're wondering - yeah, that's a Bob Ross painting.
Annuals tour dates after the jump...
10/08 - Spokane, WA - Service Station #
10/09 - Missoula, MT - The Other Side#
10/11 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre #
10/12 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown #
10/13 - Iowa City, IA - The Picador #
10/15 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre #
10/16 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall #
10/17 - Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre #
10/18 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall #
10/19 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre Center #
10/20 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop $
10/21 - Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre
10/22 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10/23 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
10/24 - Providence, RI - Lupo's at the Strand
10/25 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
10/26 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
10/28 - Richmond, VA - The National
10/29 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
10/30 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
10/31 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
11/01 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
11/03 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution !
11/04 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues !
11/05 - Jacksonville, FL - Freebird Café !
11/07 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues !
11/08 - Houston, TX - House of Blues !
11/09 - Austin, TX - Waterloo Park (Fun Fun Fun Fest) !
11/10 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues !
11/12 - Santa Fe, NM - TBA
11/13 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre !
11/14 - San Diego, CA - Soma @
11/15 - Pomona, CA - Glass House @
11/16 - Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre @
11/18 - Sacramento, CA - Empire @
11/19 - San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's @
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