ACLB began in 2003 as an acoustic based alt/country band out of Brooklyn, NY but has developed into a more searing rock outfit having criss-crossed the halls and clubs of NYC honing their ear and building their following.
Recorded in Brooklyn in 2006 with engineer Pete Min, the pollyanna EP features songwriter Ann Courtney (vocals, guitar), Lizzie Carena ( keyboards, vocals), David Giambusso (guitars), Ben Byleen (bass) and Michael Lupo (drums). These three tracks were written by Courtney and arranged by the Late Bloomers, including the widely lauded “Glass Eye”.
Ann Courtney says of the record, “The songs are written from the perspective of a pollyanna struggling to maintain her illusions. A pollyanna is often perceived as foolish, but I believe holding fast to one's optimism when there's so much evidence to the contrary is heroic. I'm not sure how it would be possible to live in this world and not become paralyzed by cynicism without it. ACLB was founded on this same dreamy optimism."