Anywhere (band)

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OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresPsychedelic rock, psychedelic folk, progressive rock
Years active2010–present
LabelsATP Recordings
Valley King Records
Associated actsTriclops!, Liquid Indian, Peace Creep, The Mars Volta, At the Drive-In, Minutemen, Firehose, Sleepy Sun, Big Business, Melvins, Nirvana, Dot Hacker, Comets on Fire, Drunk Horse

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


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!, Beaulieu 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 Bixler-Zavala 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 Beaulieu 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 Beaulieu 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, Beaulieu 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, Beaulieu 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 Beaulieu before, Fannan generously contributed vocals to two of the songs, while Bixler-Zavala performed vocals on three tracks leaving the rest to exist as instrumentals.

While searching for a label to release the album, Beaulieu solicited the talent of SF psychedelic poster artist Alan Forbes. During a meeting to discuss art concepts, Forbes 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]

Third line-up[edit]

On August 26, 2014, Valley King Records announced[3] a third line-up, including Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Mike Watt, Christian Beaulieu, Jonathan Hischke, Bret Constantino, Greg Rogove and others, with work on a new release being in pre-production stage.



  • Anywhere (ATP Recordings, 2012)
  • Light The Portals (Valley King Records, July 2016 - 7" vinyl only pressing of 300, box set edition of 75)
  • Anywhere II (Valley King Records, April 2018) [Record Store Day First release]


  • "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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