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Anaura E.P.

by Anaura

Dark Pop. Catchy songs with a deeper message. Have a listen.
Genre: Rock: Rock & Roll
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1. Worse For Drink
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3:53 $0.99
2. Everything Is Better Now
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2:33 $0.99
3. Procession
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4. Man in a Suit
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5. Disengage
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6. Worse For Drink (radio Edit)
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Album Notes
Anaura's sound has been described as "dark pop" - catchy songs with a deeper message.

Big hooks comfort the sense of dispair in the lyrics. Closer reading exposes stories of addiction, loss, death, disillusionment, and denial.

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What people are saying:

\"...listened to the two songs that were posted and fell for them instantly, the sound is so... so unamerican, in a good way! \"

\"...I love everything about it! the music the lyrics and the vocals! It is so freaking good! It\'s almost like a mix between radiohead, pink floyd and the beatles, it\'s a sound that the radio is totally lacking right now, and we need it! \"

\"...That\'s the best I\'ve heard locally in a long long time, well ever!! the drums, and the bass riffs are dead on Smiths, I think Morrissey would swirl in his gin by the semblant dissonance. \"


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South of Mainstream

Anaura music makes you wanna get up and dance...
If Anaura can keep up the energy demonstrated on their self-titled debut EP in their stage performances they must be a really awesome live band. They have a dynamic range of sounds all of which are instantly accessible and make you wanna get up and dance. The album opens with “Worse for Drink”, an upbeat tambourine shakin’, toe tappin’, blues number. In this song, as well as the others on the album, Anaura makes it clear that they are masters of happy indie-rock and have no qualms about putting in the standard bar-chorded chorus if it fits the song. That’s not to say that the music is by any means generic. Guitar parts are interesting and varied, some stuff is reminiscent of early REM and others punch it with Weezer-ish pop-punk muscles. The band’s strongest quality is their extreme tightness, and because of their coordination they’re able to make transitions instantly and effectively. The lyrics about girls and drinking are intimate and unsurprising. Lines like, “Your arms devour/ my heart is blind/ I will not cower/ but you’re on your own this time /while I decide whether to live or die”, have become pretty common place with all the ‘emotional’ music being made lately, but the music’s joy more than makes up for any eye rolling that may result from such lines. Go figure. If I had one problem with this album it was with the lead singer. With the music being as lively as it is, I wish that he would occasionally kick it up a notch and put a little more force behind the vocal lines which have a tendency to flat-line. Other than that, the melodies are great and I love the occasional falsetto or bass harmony. Keep it up guys!
Reviewed by icecreamsocialist

Favorite Songs:
1- Worse for Drink
4- Man In A Suit

Daniel Taylor

Anaura offers a break from the norm.
Although the name may definitely imply the dreaded "e" word, Anaura are surprisingly liberated from the emotional chains choking many of their brethren, instead showing a refreshing variety of musical influences. "Worse for Drink," with its tinny acoustic intro and bluesy modality, recalls the prog-pop of Canadians Big Wreck, while other tracks recall '90s Brit-pop along the lines of Travis, without the accents of course. Overall, Anaura offers a break from the norm via a look back at the halcyon days of '90s alternative.