Whiskey In Hell (Rough Cut)-Anarbor
Anarbor have been quiet for the past few months, but PropertyOfZack was able to catch up with Slade from the band a week or so ago for a brief update. Slade and I discussed the writing process for the band’s new album, when they would like to record and release their new record, and more. Read up and get updated!
For the record, could you state your name and role in Anarbor?
My name is Slade and I play bass and sing in Anarbor.
So you guys finished a co-headlining tour in August with Valencia. Have you been writing for your new record since then?
We have been. We’re writing as many songs as we can. We’re demoing them and showing them to as many people as we can and are just getting feedback. We’re writing for the most part.
How was that tour? Was it a nice close to the record cycle?
It was perfect. It’s been two years since we put out the last record. So it was nice to finally do a headlining tour to play more songs and stuff. Once we got that out of the way though, we decided it was time to do a new record.
Can you discuss the writing progress for this record compared to The Words You Don’t Swallow?
For the most part, it has just been way more organized. We didn’t necessarily rush the last record, but we didn’t take as much time as we could have. Our music kind of grows with us. It’s a good example of us growing with the songs that we write.
POZ: Is writing just easier now as a cohesive unit two years later?
Slade: All of us write, so it’s always been that tight nit no matter what.
How has the music been developing on this album?
The last album had a whole bunch of different stuff going on with genres and stuff. There were rock songs and slow songs. This record, we decided to make songs that everybody likes. Most of our popular songs are the rock songs. We’re making sure this record is a rock record and we’re really going to push it to our fans.
How many songs does Anarbor have right now?
I’d say over 25 right now.
POZ: Are you looking to finish writing by a certain time?
Slade: Nothing is super set right now. We’re always going to keep writing. There isn’t a finished point for when we’re going to stop writing for this.