Toronto experimental folk duo ANAMAI is set to release their debut album ‘Sallows’ next week (March 10) via Buzz Records. You can stream the album in its entirety a week early via SoundCloud below.
…and you can also watch a live video of the duo performing their song Dirt at 8-11 gallery in Toronto via YouTube below.
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‘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 like Chelsea Wolfe or Weyes Blood. The album was recorded by David at Halcoline Trance Studios and Josh Korody (Fucked Up, Cousins, Greys) at Candle Recording, both located in Toronto, Canada.
4. Mute Flames
5. Altar Coals
6. Black Crow
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.
03/26 Guelph, ON @ Jimmy Jazz
03/28 London, ON @ Out of Sound
04/03 Ottawa, ON @ Gabba Hey
04/04 Montreal, QC @ Escogriffe
04/09 New York, NY @ Shea Stadium
04/17 Hamilton, ON @ The Baltimore House
04/24 Toronto, ON @ Cinecycle w/ Twist, Castle If
04/25 St. Catherine’s Arts Festival
For more information on ANAMAI, visit anamaigrounds.tumblr.com.