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Anathallo

Expansive indie chamber pop seven-piece Anathallo was conceived in vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Matt Joynt’s hometown of Mt. Pleasant, MI in the fall months of 2000. Using the band’s name extracted from a Greek term for “blooming once again”, over another six years the group was reborn many times, with seven from the users leaving the music group as Joynt led the lineups through a succession of EPs. In 2006, after liberating Floating Globe, a conceptual record loosely predicated on a Japanese story book, Joynt was persuaded by his musician friend Tim Lowly to go to Chicago. While he as well as the music group took residence within a cathedral, Floating World produced enough hype to property Anathallo an area executing at 2007’s Coachella celebration. Immediately after, the lineup — comprising Joynt, Danny Bracken (electric guitar/percussion/vocals), Seth Walker (bass/vocals), Jeremiah Johnson (drums/percussion/vocals), Bret Wallin (trombone/percussion/vocals), Jamie Macleod (flugelhorn/percussion/vocals), and Erica Froman (vocals/percussion/autoharp) — give up their day careers to pursue music full-time. Their follow-up, Canopy Glow, was finished that fall and released by Californian label Anticon, house of still left of center serves Zach Hill, Restiform Systems, Cigarette, and Alias.

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