NEW ALBUM YOUNG LEGS, OUT 17th February 2014
VIDEO LAUNCHED AND EUROPEAN DATES WITH THE DEAR HUNTER IN 2014
Critically-lauded singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Green will release his newest solo offering Young Legs on 17th February 2014 via his own newly launched imprint Moshtradamus Records. The album’s first single “Breaker” previously premiered on RollingStone.com – who expresses the track, “…opens with dramatic keys and bracing percussion, and is an extension of the singer-songwriter’s past work.”
Anthony has also just released a new video for the title track which you can see via Rock Sound here:
With Young Legs, the Circa Survive frontman ventured further away from his punk/hardcore roots and pushed deeper into the lush, intricate, melody-driven brand of alt-rock. The album is a masterful collection of sprawling, lavishly textured pop. But while the album is Green’s most ambitious effort so far in a 10-year music career, Young Legs also bears a warm intimacy that proves both his strength and ingenuity as a songwriter.
Made at Studio 4 Recording in his home state of Pennsylvania, Young Legs finds Green teaming up with Will Yip, a producer/engineer who’s previously worked with Circa Survive (as well as artists as diverse as The Fray, Lauryn Hill, Arctic Monkeys, and Beanie Sigel). “I wanted this album to sound bigger and more atmospheric than anything I’d ever done, and I knew that working with Will could make that happen,” says Green. For more help in broadening his sound, Green once again joined forces with Good Old War, the Pennsylvania-based indie-folk trio who served as his backing band on 2008’s Avalon and 2012’s Beautiful Things. In crafting the sonics of Young Legs, Green looked to a wildly eclectic range of influences that includes the Beatles, Peter Gabriel, Queens of the Stone Age, Fleet Foxes, Justin Timberlake’s latest work, and—most significantly—Fiona Apple and Frank Sinatra. “Their music is just so clear and cutting and really captures a feeling,” Green says of Apple and Sinatra.
Besides the pained, yet powerful single “Breaker,” that lyrical intensity fuels much of Young Legs, such as “You Have to Believe It Will Happen” (an epic, soul-stirring number that Green penned for a friend struggling through divorce) and the quietly devastating “I’ll Miss You” (a string-accented tribute to a departed friend). But a brighter, breezier mood prevails on many of Young Legs’ other tracks, including the dreamy acoustic reverie of “Stolen,” the gently cascading and harmony-soaked “Shine,” and “Anytime” (a blissfully bouncy ode to Green’s younger son). “Most of the songs on the album were written for other people, or inspired by things that were going on in the lives of my friends and family,” explains Green. Describing the songs on Young Legs as “little presents to people I love.”
Direct-to-fan preorder for Young Legs is now available at http://www.anthonygreenmusic.com with exclusive limited edition packages: including a 1-hour private Skype session with Anthony, a unique hand painted 12″ vinyl jacket, handwritten lyrics to a song of your choice, a new t-shirt, and more. Fans can also preorder the deluxe version of Young Legs on iTunes and get 5-bonus demo versions and a digital booklet.
In support of the new solo effort, Anthony will take to the road for a string of CO-headlining shows with The Dear Hunter starting on 24th February 2014 in the UK and running through to 16th March in Europe.
ANTHONY GREEN + THE DEAR HUNTER
w/ Nothing But Thieves – https://www.facebook.com/NothingButThieves
24 FEB • Bristol, UK @ Thekla
25 FEB • Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
26 FEB • Southampton, UK @ Joiners
28 FEB • Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2
01 MAR • Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
02 MAR • Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
03 MAR • Newcastle, UK @ University
05 MAR • Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
06 MAR • London, UK @ Garage
w/ Tellison – https://www.facebook.com/tellisontellison
07 MAR • Paris, France @ Fleche d’or
08 MAR • Eindhoven, Holland @ Dynamo
10 MAR • Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
11 MAR • Berlin, Germany @ Magnet
12 MAR • Cologne, Germany @ Gebaude 9
14 MAR • Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
15 MAR • Calenzano, Italy @ Cycle Club
16 MAR • Vienna, Austria @ B72
Tickets on sale now £12 – £14.
Available from: www.anthonygreenmusic.com