Dragging Your Axe Behind You

Dragging Your Axe Behind You

JERSEY BEAT.COM – from the Editors Desk – Jan 2015
Eastern Anchors jokingly refer to themselves as “dad rock” in interviews but don’t be fooled; they might have careers and kids, but these New Jersey indie-rock lifers are still making music as potent and rousing as what they were doing back in the Nineties, when frontman Walter Greene and bassist Dave Urbano anchored New Brunswick’s great Aviso’Hara. With a template that still relies on crunchy guitars, melodic basslines, and powerful drums, the 7-track “Dragging Your Axe Behind You” (Viva! La Hara Records) was released just before Christmas as a teaser for the band’s next full length. From the soaring hook of “Above Your Station” (Soul Asylum wrestling Husker Du to a draw) to the plaintively yearning “Stop The Astronaut” (one of Greene’s signature modes of expression) to the Superchunk-meets-“Drop The Mids”-era Aviso brio of the title track, this long EP/short album never falters. The previously released “Under The Influence Of fIREHOSE” which pays tribute to one of the band’s major influences – spiritually and musically – while “Something Might Be Wrong” practically writes a textbook on melodic, crunchy 90’s alt-rock. The dazzling riffage of “Tres Banditos” wraps things up like Sonic Youth at their poppiest. News that drummer Ken Forbes has been replaced by monster drummer Brian Stoor augurs well for a brilliant 2015 from these guys.

 


Hip Video Spotlight Interviews: Eastern Anchors

Hip Video Spotlight Interviews: Eastern Anchors

Hip Video Spotlight interviews Eastern Anchors

I know we probably talked for what seems like hours but in the end our Hip Video Spotlight came out pretty good (We think) and short and sweet. Andy Gesner fired off some pretty interesting questions that seemed like it took us longer to answer then they did. Here’s the link to the Hip Video Spotlight page. I want my MTV. Don’t You?

 

Big ups to Director Pete Bune for helping us make the video for “Above Your Station”.

 

Radio Valencia FM Interview with Conan Neutron on Protonic Reversal

Radio Valencia FM Interview with Conan Neutron on Protonic Reversal

protonic reversal eastern anchors interview with Conan Neutron Radio Valencia FM

Dave did a radio interview on Conan Neutron’s show Protonic Reversal radio show. Talk Rock radio entertainment for a whole hour discussing playing 45’s at 33 and 1/3 and other inane things. Conan spins the new Eastern Anchors track “Above Your Station” from our split 7″ with Zero For Conduct and a couple tunes from the CD Drunken Arts and Pure Science. The show was a load of fun to do and hang out with him and his co-host Brandi. We gab about all the different bands Jon Reis and Rick Frohberg have been in over the years, the eastern anchors Rockumentary, and a whole other bunch of nonsense.

Can’t wait to go back.

Our Indie rock vinyl Split 7″ is now available

Our Indie rock vinyl Split 7″ is now available

Zero Conduct b/w Eastern Anchors split 7 vinyl records

Dear indie rock vinyl record lovers, this gives us much pleasure to make this new piece of wax available to you as a split 7″ with our friends Zero For Conduct! We pressed the virgin wax in the Netherlands with Furnace MFG. This vinyl sounds so warm and you can crank the crap out of it. Well you could if you owned a turntable that is. Obviously also available as a digital download as well for your electronic devices listening pleasure as well.

You can order this split from Nefarious Industries(NEF-16) or Viva! La Hara Records (VLH002). Either way we’ll get you a copy.

In the tradition of some of our favorite 7″s like the Nirvana/ Jesus Lizard split record or Sebadoh and Superchunk. We’ve put out this record to honor the asethetic and concept of making a physical record. It’s sometimes too easy to just put music up digitally. Big giant thank you’s to the awesome Mike Hilton for working the artwork for on this. He’s part of the magic of making things look real.

VIDEO: ABOVE YOUR STATION – BY EASTERN ANCHORS

BUY: Nefarious Industries(NEF-16) or Viva! La Hara Records (VLH002).

New Split 7″ Eastern Anchors w/ our bros Zero for Conduct

New Split 7″ Eastern Anchors w/ our bros Zero for Conduct

Zero for Conduct + Eastern Anchors split 7" nefafarious industries

We are totally beyond over psyched to finally announce more fruits from our recent recording sessions at Nut House Recordings with Tom Beaujour (nada surf, GBV, Jennifer O’Connor). Here’s a piece of hot wax being documented on virgin black vinyl that we’re in a joint venture with our brothers from our third uncle Zero for Conduct doing their tune “Average Marks Make Shitty Sparks” b/w our song “Above Your Station” (Eastern Anchors) – The Artwork and design is by our good friend Mike Hilton.

VIDEO SINGLE TEASER: ABOVE YOUR STATION

Starting July 21st,2014 you can pre-order the very limited edition of 500 from Nefarious Industries  our direct from our bandcamps Viva! La Hara Records. Official release date Aug 12th. To celebrate and as part of Alex from Prosolar Mechanics big birthday party come get your own copy to avoid shipping charges.

FRI AUG 15th, 2014 Court Tavern, New Brunswick NJ {FACEBOOK INVITE}

w/ 4444, The Milwaukees, Duochrome, EA and Zero for Conduct.

Ok any questions just tweet us or do the facehooker thing.