Annuals – New Single Out Now, Album Coming

by That Guy on September 25, 2008

The Annuals are a force to be reckoned with. They’re no strangers to the indie pop music scene, but I finally randomly found them tonight as I meandered through iTunes browsing strangers’ iMixes. Sometimes I’m a laggard on these things.

The Raleigh, NC band produces layered, lush pop songs with a hint of experimentalism. They remind me a little of Arcade Fire at times (but less over the top) or the old Wheat stuff (but brighter). Their most recent EP, Wet Zoo, has 3 great new songs that build off their 2006 release, Be He Me. Look for more from these guys in the coming months. With an EP and single release already this year, they’re poised to take the world by storm when their full-length album, Such Fun (which features a Bob Ross painting as cover art) hits the airwaves on October 7.

In the meantime, take a listen to “Sore” off the Wet Zoo EP and their latest single, “Confessor”. Both are instant classics.

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Annuals – Sore

Annuals – Confessor

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

oz September 25, 2008 at 10:12 am

“Around Your Neck” on Wet Zoo is one of the feel-goodest songs ever. It cures suicidal depression.

DBT Chicago September 25, 2008 at 11:06 am

heard of the antiques? if not, think hearya might dig ’em. la-based singer-songwriter. new album out oct. 7.

oz September 25, 2008 at 11:26 am

DBT – Love those guys. Check out our very first session w/ Joey Barro of the Antiques:

They also recently moved up to San Fran. We posted an unmixed demo of a great new tune, Driftwood Doll here:

DBT Chicago September 25, 2008 at 1:07 pm

ha. now i remember who first turned me on to them. in the second link i posted a comment under another alias of mine “mwh”. short memory.
you guys rock.

John September 25, 2008 at 3:29 pm

I’m gonna have to check these guys out.

Rebel Noise ~ loud, fast & distorted

Lyricist September 26, 2008 at 1:29 am

good songs. thanks

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