Anywhere (band)

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Anywhere
Origin Los Angeles, California, USA
Genres Psychedelic rock, psych folk, progressive rock
Years active 2010–present
Labels ATP Recordings
Valley King Records
Associated acts Triclops!, Liquid Indian, The Mars Volta, At the Drive-In, Minutemen, Firhose, Sleepy Sun, Big Business, Melvins, Nirvana, Dot Hacker, Comets on Fire, Drunk Horse
Website Anywhere

Anywhere is a psychedelic rock/folk music project from Los Angeles, California, founded by Christian Eric Beaulieu (formerly of Triclops!). Anywhere features a revolving door of musicians, including Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Mike Watt, Krist Novoselic, Dale Crover Jonathan Hischke and Rachel Fannan (of Only You formerly of Sleepy Sun.

Biography[edit]

First line-up[edit]

Anywhere began as a Los Angeles/San Francisco collaborative project started by Christian Eric Beaulieu and Cedric-Bixler Zavala (of The Mars Volta/At the Drive-in). Fresh off years of writing and touring as co-founder of Bay Area acid punk extremists Triclops!, Christian decided to immerse himself in the resonant universe of acoustic guitar and began performing solo under the moniker Liquid Indian. In early 2010 while in Los Angeles to perform at an art opening of mutual friend artist Sonny Kay, he befriended Cedric who was a DJ for the event. The two exchanged numbers and planned to record something acoustic rooted in the open tuning, eastern raga style Christian was delving into. Months later the pair met in Los Angeles, enlisted the mobile engineering talent of Toshi Kasai (Big Business) and tracked the new material in 2 days at The Melvins practice space in downtown Los Angeles. During that same visit Christian played live on "The Watt from Pedro Show" as the musical guest of Mike Watt (of The Stooges, Firehose, Minutemen).

After the show before leaving San Pedro, Christian realized they needed bass for the recordings and boldly asked Watt if he'd contribute. Watt agreed immediately and a few months later delivered the entire projects bass tracks. Returning to San Francisco, Christian decided to reach out to vocalist Rachel Fannan, who had recently parted ways with Bay Area psych rockers Sleepy Sun and had relocated to Los Angeles. Having never met Christian before, Rachel generously contributed vocals to two of the songs, while Cedric performed vocals on three tracks leaving the rest to exist as instrumentals.

While searching for a label to release the album, Christian solicited the talent of SF psychedelic poster artist Alan Forbes. During a meeting to discuss art concepts, Alan revealed that he, along with his Secret Serpents business partner Justin Mcneal, had started a label called Valley King Records. They agreed to release a pair of singles as a series of limited edition silk-screened cover 7"s, all signed and hand numbered by Forbes. "Pyramid Mirrors" was released in November, 2011; the entire limited pressing of 500 sold out entirely on pre-order. The second 7", entitled "Infrared Moses", followed in March 2012.

On March 20, 2012 it was announced that the self-titled debut full-length album by Anywhere will be released by All Tomorrow's Parties Recordings. It was first available exclusively as part of Record Store Day 2012 which took place on April 21 and was limited to 500 copies on 12" aqua coloured vinyl (with Download code). The regular CD, LP & digital releases followed on June 4 in the UK, available via ATP Recordings official site.[1]

Second line-up[edit]

In 2013 a new, expanded line-up of Anywhere was formed, this time featuring Dale Crover (of Melvins and Altamont), Krist Novoselic (of Nirvana and Sweet 75), Jonathan Hischke (of Dot Hacker, Hella and EV Kain), Bret Constantino and Matt Holliman (of Sleepy Sun), Ethan Miller (of Comets on Fire and Feral Ohms) and Cyrus Comiskey (of Drunk Horse and Howlin Rain) alongside Beaulieu and Kasai. The first release by the new line-up was Olompali EP, released by Valley King Records on a limited edition 12" picture disk with the art by Alan Forbes.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles/EPs[edit]

  • "Pyramid Mirrors" (b/w "Dead Golden West"; Valley King Records, November 2011 - 7" vinyl only pressing of 500)
  • "Infrared Moses" (b/w "Anywhere"; Valley King Records, March 2012 - 7" vinyl only pressing of 500)
  • Olompali (Valley King Records, October 2013 - 12" vinyl only pressing of 500)

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