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Today Toronto experimental folk duo ANAMAI release their debut album ‘Sallows’ via Buzz Records. The album is available on LP and digitally on iTunes. Watch the video for album standout “Lucia” over at Noisey.
Sallows demonstrates Anna Mayberry and David Psutka’s inventive of way of using frequency to create parallel yet dichotomizing space. The album finds a way to entrance the listener with an almost dreary, unforgiving weight. Using this method, ANAMAI seems best fit among acts likeChelsea Wolfe or Weyes Blood. Sallowswas recorded by David at Halcoline Trance Studios and Josh Korody (Fucked Up, Cousins, Greys) at Candle Recording, both located in Toronto, Canada.
ANAMAI is comprised of members Anna Mayberry (HSY) and David Psutka (Egyptrixx, Hiawatha). Existing in the unsettled space between ancient past and imagined future, ANAMAI explores the contradictory nature of intimacy by releasing quiet confessions in a vast, amorphous lake of noise. Naked, resonant minimalism; ethereal and liquid. Chambered vocals and droning guitars lap each other up while looming silence threatens to extinguish them.
Buzz Records was founded in 2011 as a garage venue that hosted mostly local punk and noise bands, and soon grew into a cross-genre hub of local and touring acts like White Lung, Sean Nicholas Savage, Doldrums and Mood Rings. Since the demise of the venue in late 2012, the Buzz crew of Ian Chai, Dean Tzenos, and venue co-founders Denholm Whale and Jude have been dedicated to releasing music that has come out of this small, dirty pocket of Toronto.
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03/28 London, ON, VibraFusionLab w/ WTCHS, Danielle Fricke
04/03 Ottawa, ON, Gabba Hey
04/04 Montreal, QC, Escogriffe w/ Moss Lime, Smokes
04/09 Brooklyn, NY, Shea Stadium w/ Tica Douglas, Eartheater, Vagabon
04/11 Brooklyn, NY, Palisades w/ Mister Lies, Mirror Kisses
04/17 Hamilton, ON, The Baltimore House
04/24 Toronto, ON, Cinecycle w/ Twist, Castle If
04/25 St. Catherine’s Arts Festival
06/17 Toronto, ON, The Opera House w/ Blonde Redhead (NXNE)
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Release Date: March 10