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ANNUALS ANNOUNCE FIRST SHOWS OF 2009!
While playing hugely successful shows coast to coast with Minus the Bear, Raleigh, North Carolina’s Annuals are thrilled to announce their first round of headlining shows of the new year in support of their incredible sophomore record, Such Fun, out now on Canvasback Music. This tour will see support from Jessica Lea Mayfield and friends What Laura Says, who are signed to Annuals’ label, Terpsikhore. With two drum kits, six members, loads of instruments and performances packed with energy, the Annuals live experience is an absolute must for any music lover.
New album Such Fun embraces a vast landscape of musical richness, combining frontman Adam Baker’s accomplished songcraft with an instrumental palate that is even more colorful than their previous album, Be He Me. With a cover painting by Bob Ross, an amazing video for first song “Confessor” by Terry Gilliam’s right-hand man Daniel Auber, and live shows that are winning over new fans every night, Annuals are a name you’ll be hearing a lot through this winter.
Additionally, Annuals recently received the honor of being influential tastemaker station WXPN’s “Artist to Watch” for the month of November. To learn more, check out XPN’s website - http://xpn.org/music-artist/artist-to-watch/artist-to-watch-2008-11
“The band returns with ‘Such Fun’…which is fuller and more eclectic than its debut but maintains the air of curiosity that is the band’s strength.” – The New York Times
“With each additional listen, Such Fun reveals something new.” – Billboard
The 2009 dates thus far:
1/22/08 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
1/23/08 Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop
1/24/08 Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
1/27/08 Boston, MA @ TBA
1/28/08 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
1/31/08 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle