Friday, July 18, 2014

Anberlin Premieres Video for "Stranger Ways" on A.V. Club Today!

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July 18th, 2014 - Anberlin has partnered up with the A.V. Club to exclusively premiere their video for "Stranger Ways" today, here: band will be releasing their final album, lowbornthis Tuesday, July 22ndAnberlin recently teamed up with USA Today to premiere their latest single "Atonement," and was previously featured on for the premiere of debut track "Stranger Ways". This album brings Anberlin full circle as lowborn will be released on Tooth & Nail, the first record label to which Anberlin was signed. Instead of recording the album together, the musicians did their parts with separate producers they each selected. Drums were recorded with Matt Goldman in Atlanta and later combined with bass and guitar in Lakeland, FL with Copeland's Aaron Marsh. Vocals were recorded with the band's longtime collaborator Aaron Sprinkle in Franklin, TN. For more information, please visit:
Consisting of Stephen Christian (vocals), Joseph Milligan (guitar), Deon Rexroat (bass), Nathan Young (drums), and Christian McAlhaney (guitar), Anberlin have been a band for 12 years. The rock group formed in central Florida in 2002 and have released six innovative and sincere albums that have affected fans in deeply emotional ways. lowborn will be the band's seventh and final full-length.
"Usually breakups happen quickly and suddenly, an implosion of sorts," McAlhaney says. "What is unique about the end of Anberlin is that we discussed where people were at in their lives, what that meant for the band, and then made plans for the end on our own terms." lowborn reflects true artistic freedom for the band, who felt liberated from any sort of expectation or pressure. "I wanted to enjoy the creative process one more time, with no restrictions, no one breathing down my neck for a single," Christian says. "Just unadulterated creative freedom."
The musicians started collecting new material at the end of last year. The idea was not to crank out as many songs as possible but to actually focus on crafting solidly good ideas that melded each musician's individual tastes and influences. "We were really honest with each, probably more so than in the past," Young says. "You have to come to a point where, with different opinions, there's no right or wrong. There was a fearlessness which was really freeing and exciting for all of us. To just not have to think about anything else except what's the best thing for the song." Some of the album's lyrics address the band's end and history. "I know there are going to be a lot of questions as to why we decided to break up and I explain it all in the song 'Atonement,'" Christian says. "And I want to make sure that the our fans and friends know that we will always remember them, and the moments spent with them were some of the greatest of my entire life. I tried to convey that in the song 'Harbinger.'" Another track, "Stranger Ways," first appeared in demo form in the band's farewell video earlier this year. 

Each musician has plans for the future after Anberlin, some concrete and some vague, some musical and some not. Those plans, in various ways, will be revealed in the coming months. For everyone, this is a celebration of what has been achieved rather than the mourning of a loss. "This is the end of an era of my life," Rexroat says. "A long and great era. It also means a new beginning. It's overwhelming to think about filling all my time with something new, but it's also exciting."
Anberlin will release their final album, lowborn, this Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 via Tooth & Nail Records, followed by a farewell world tour. Tour dates are below with many more to be announced in both the U.S. and additional countries.

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 Track Listing:
  1. We Are Destroyer
  2. Armageddon
  3. Stranger Ways
  4. Velvet Covered Brick
  5. Atonement
  6. Birds Of Prey
  7. Dissenter
  8. Losing It All
  9. Hearing Voices
  10. Harbinger
Tour Dates:

Vans Warped Tour 2014:

7/18                  The Palace of Auburn Hills                                  Auburn Hills, MI
7/19                  First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre                        Tinley Park, IL
7/20                  Canterbury Park                                                 Shakopee, MN
7/22                  Merriweather Post Pavilion                                  Columbia, MD
7/23                  Farm Bureau Live                                               Virginia Beach, VA
7/24                  Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood                      Atlanta, GA
7/25                  Vinoy Park                                                        St. Petersburg, FL
7/26                  Cruzan Amphitheatre                                          West Palm Beach, FL
7/27                  Central Florida Fairgrounds                                 Orlando, FL
7/28                  PNC Music Pavilion                                            Charlotte, NC
7/29                  Tennessee State Fairgrounds                              Nashville, TN
7/30                  Marcus Amphitheater                                         Milwaukee, WI
7/31                  Cricket Wireless Amphitheater                            Bonner Springs, KS
8/2                    Utah Stage Fairpark                                           Salt Lake City, UT
8/3                    Sports Authority Field At Mile High                      Denver, CO

The Final Tour:
More Dates TBA

8/6                    Cathouse                                                          Glasgow, UK
8/7                    Manchester Academy                                        Manchester, UK
8/8                    Electric Ballroom                                               London, UK
8/9                    Frizon Festival                                                   Kumla, Sweden
8/29                  Bar Opiniao                                                       Porto Alegre, Brazil
8/30                  Music Hall                                                         Curitiba, Brazil
8/31                  Carioca Club                                                     Sao Paulo, Brazil
9/3                    Metropolis                                                         Fremantle, Australia
9/4                    The Gov                                                            Adelaide, Australia
9/6                    The Hifi                                                             Brisbane, Australia
9/7                    The Roundhouse                                               Sydney, Australia
9/9                    The Forum                                                        Melbourne, Australia
9/10                  170 Russell *NTFP In Its Entirety*                       Melbourne, Australia
9/12                  Tab                                                                   Singapore, Singapore
9/13                  SM Skydome                                                    Quezon City, Philippines
10/6                  The Press Room                                                Phoenix, AZ
10/7                  House of Blues                                                  San Diego, CA
10/9                  House of Blues                                                  Los Angeles, CA
10/10                House of Blues                                                  Anaheim, CA
10/11                The Regency                                                     San Francisco, CA
10/13                Showbox Market                                                Seattle, WA
10/14                Wonder Ballroom                                               Portland, OR
10/15                Knitting Factory                                                 Spokane, WA
10/23                Emo's                                                               Austin, TX
10/24                House of Blues                                                  Dallas, TX
10/25                House of Blues                                                  Houston, TX
11/11                Theatre of Living Arts                                          Philadelphia, PA
11/12                House of Blues                                                  Boston, MA
11/13                Irving Plaza                                                       New York, NY  
11/15                Theatre of Living Arts                                          Philadelphia, PA
11/16                Irving Plaza                                                       New York, NY
11/18                Phoenix Concert Hall                                         Toronto, Canada
11/26                House of Blues - FINAL SHOW                          Orlando, FL

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