Friday, August 17, 2012

Artist Of The Day: Anberlin

Anberlin's last album Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place was a fairly large disappointment, but I can't give up the band that released one of the best rock albums (Cities) of alternative recent times. The band released their brand new song "Self-Starter" today, which is hopefully the beginning of a big rebound. The song drops the immediate mainstream appeal that the first single from the last two albums has been contained, but that means nothing for the quality of the track. The electronically tinged intro leads to an enormous blast of guitar, bass, and drums, as Anberlin feels its most aggressive since the Cities era. It definitely didn't hurt that Cities producer Aaron Sprinkle returns to the band's side, as his touches are welcomed in our hope that the band returns to their prime form. You can stream "Self-Started" here, and be on the lookout for the band's new album Vital, out October 15.

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