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Concert: The Anatomy Of Frank (US)
December 7, 2017 @ 20:00 - 23:00
The Story The Anatomy of Frank were born on the campus of the University of Virginia — more specifically, they came to life by sneaking after hours into the school’s chemistry building, where a very supportive janitor helped keep their practices a secret. Lead songwriter Kyle Woolard had just finished a degree in astrophysics when he met keyboardist Jimmy Bullis in a record store. Jimmy was a poetry major, and agreed to join Kyle on tour for three months that summer — it was a summer that took the band as far as Fairbanks, Alaska, and one that convinced Kyle that music might unlock deeper secrets than studying interstellar space. The band recruited drummer Max Bollinger from Baltimore just before the start of their “continents” saga. This announcement, made in 2014, laid out plans to record one album for every continent on earth — and furthermore, to record each album on its respective continent. They released North America in 2015, a sprawling epic that blended intricate, dizzying folk fingerpicking with orchestral post-rock. The songs were inspired by by stories gathered through years traveling the continent, and even by a disappearing way of life found in the far reaches of the high arctic. Since 2012, The Anatomy of Frank have toured Europe close to ten times. From metropolises like Vienna and Paris to tiny villages in the remote northern fjords of Iceland, the band’s music has resonated with listeners around the world. They routinely sell out venues in places like Switzerland and Germany, and such places have provided fodder for more songwriting. After the band transitioned to a three-piece lineup in 2016, they emerged with a lush, devastatingly honest new sound. Earlier this year, they prepared for South America by relocating to a farmhouse in the Andes mountains of Ecuador. With a quiet hush that packs an emotional punch, South America provides profoundly descriptive stories and melodies that are immersive and entrancing in their tenderness. The Anatomy of Frank’s live show takes audiences from the quietest moments to the most earth-shattering builds heard anywhere in music today