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Anika – the project of Berlin-based musician Annika Henderson who is also a founding member of Exploded View – announces Change, her first new album in over a decade, and shares the “Change” video directed by Sven Gutjahr who also directed the video for recent single “Finger Pies.” The follow-up to cult favorite Anika (2010), Change is beautifully fraught. The intimacy of its creation and a palpable sense of global anxiety are seemingly baked into the album’s DNA. Spread across nine tracks, the central feeling of the record is one of heightened frustration buoyed by guarded optimism. The songs offer skittering, austere electronic backdrops reminiscent of classic Broadcast records or Hi Scores-era Boards of Canada, playing them against Anika’s remarkable voice—Nico-esque, beautifully plaintive, and—in regards to the record’s subject matter—totally resolute.
Recorded at a time when literally everyone in the world was being forced to take stock, rethink, and reimagine their own place in the cosmos of things, Anika provides the wizened perspective of an outsider. It’s a perspective that is not lost on the British expat and former political journalist, and despite the subject matter and the circumstances around its creation, Change itself is ultimately a treatise on optimism.
KAMIKAZE PALM TREE
Dylan Hadley and Cole Berliner formed Kamikaze Palm Tree in their hometown of San Francisco in 2015. Being lifelong friends and collaborators, the duo imagined a debut album and performance that brings together their noise rock background, with the theatrical and the epic. This debut EP was self released under the title The Hand Faces Upwards, and was followed by a live record recorded at Berkeley’s KALX in 2018. The band signed on Mudguts in 2019 and released Good Boy to critical acclaim. There is rumor of a second studio album currently in the works…With a penchant for the disparate, and psychedelic, the progression of their sound is far from linear.
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