Starting in the pre-text world of vinyl records and shiny over-priced compact discs, Anyway Records was founded on the assumption that music is to be found in our own backyards and meant to be cheap and affordable, like the founders themselves. Jerry Wick and Bela Koe-Krompecher started Anyway under the guise of a project for Jerry’s excellent Midwestern band, Gaunt. Jerry left the label to concentrate on Gaunt, and Bela continued to pour hours and beers into the label, working with a variety of bands (mostly Ohio, mostly Columbus) including Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Jenny Mae, V-3, and Guided By Voices. Please enjoy!
Over the past year, one excellent band after another has taken root and sprouted in Columbus, perhaps one of the finest are the young persons in WV White. The band caught my eye when they opened for The Kyle Sowashes and have melded into a sonic juggernaut, abliet one with copious amounts of cough syrup and PBR. Sounding somewhat like a tripped out Nikki Sudden and the Jacobites and “Morrison Hotel”, WV White are astounding live and are finishing up their debut album to be released on Anyway via Revolver USA in early 2014. Promo only CD EP available upon request and through Revolver USA for finer independent record stores. Press inquiries through Straight To Video (atten: Kellie). In the meantime check this out:
St. Lenox (Dr. Andrew Choi), has been busy finalizing his debut album, playing dates across the east coast, south and mid-west throughout the summer and fall. His promo-only CD maxi-single “That Old Time Religion” has been added to over 100 college radio stations and promo-only copies are available to finer independent record stores through Revolver USA. The debut LP/CD should be out late Jan/early Feb of 2014. All press inquiries should be directed to Straight to Video (attention Kellie).
“Body Language” will be out on LP/CD/Digital through Midheaven.com (Revolver USA), on Oct. 1. Pre-order through Revolver now or through your favorite electronic store (I-Tunes, Amazon). More tour dates in the works, some with the Breeders (hopefully). As for now check out this pre-view through Pitchfork:
The Kyle Sowashes load up the van yet again and take a circuitous route around the Midwest, Southwest and Deep South, carefully avoiding Arkansas for reasons that do not need to be explained. Are they coming to your town? Check out the ambitious tour schedule:
THU. AUG. 1ST: COLUMBUS, OH @ Ace of Cups
FRI. AUG. 2ND: CLEVELAND, OH @ The Happy Dog
SAT. AUG. 3RD: CHICAGO, IL @ Quenchers
SUN. AUG. 4TH: ST. LOUIS, MO @ Lemmons
MON. AUG. 5TH: TULSA, OK @ Soundpony
TUE. AUG. 6TH: LUBBOCK, TX @ The Depot O-Bar
WED. AUG. 7TH: AUSTIN, TX @ Trailer Space Records (early)
WED. AUG. 7TH: AUSTIN, TX @ Scoot Inn (late)
THU. AUG. 8TH: HOUSTON, TX @ Mango’s
FRI. AUG. 9TH: NEW ORLEANS, LA @ The Big Top
SAT. AUG. 10TH: TUSCALOOSA, AL @ Egan’s
SUN. AUG. 11TH: CINCINNATI, OH @ MOTR
After about 12 or 13 years, Anyway is proud to welcome Central Pennsylvania’s finest rock & roller, Brother JT back to Columbus this Thursday, July 11, for a show at the Tree Bar. Thrill Jockey put out his new record, and we can’t wait to see him play again! Local faves WV White and Purple Pyramids round out this amazing bill. Show starts at 10pm!