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Released: 20.01.23







This is lo-fi reminiscent rock imbued with hues ’n’ blues from the late 60s, 70s and through into the 90s when the garage indie splurge followed an emergent R.E.M.

Largely recorded on a Tascam tape recorder, it certainly has that authentic shimmering analogue atmosphere throughout and could be seen as a deliberate snub to contemporary ultra clean production. Given main hombre Evan Uschenko has a pedigree in bands that harken to a bygone age only further immerses Anne, If in a retrograde universe which is a perfectly natural fit. 

It’s definitely not pastiche, but more a respectful acknowledgement that more can be explored and harnessed from an era of recording using just the basics of instruments, voice and amplification.


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