Recently the electronic-rock project known as The Anix released a new single titled If This World Is With You. This release reflects the unique sound that was inspired by alternative rock joined by lush electronic programming, intense guitar riffs, and emotive vocals. This single is the first new release since the previous Fall 2019 release of full-length album Hologram with FiXT.
According to song writer and vocalist Brandon Smith:
‘’If This World is With You’ is the lead single for my upcoming 2020 album, so it was important for me to set the mood of what to expect throughout the year. My primary inspiration for the new album will be imagining a future era of music based on what was happening in the early 1990's, so think ‘2094’. Rather than going hyper futuristic, I am keeping the roots close to the source, however introducing genre bending concepts, such as the electronic feel of The Prodigy, with the recklessness of Sonic Youth and Nirvana. Simplicity will be another focus, drawing inspiration from The Smashing Pumpkins track ‘Zero’, but adding additional electronic layers to the track to give a deeper hyper dimensional sound which wasn't present on most "grunge" tracks from the 90's."
Founded in 2001, Smith started this project by himself, that is until his brother Logan Smith and longtime friend Chris Dinger joined what is now The Anix. In 2008, after playing LA venues, they signed a deal to record their first full-length album Demolition City. After the release of the album, a deal with The Diesel Management Group was landed and they soon were on tour throughout Europe on the "Rocket Science Tour" with the electronic masterminds known as Apoptygma Berzerk.
Then in 2011, the project landed a deal with Cleopatra Records to record their second studio album Sleepwalker. But then in 2016, they had begun the process to reinvent themselves and their sound, going from a touring band to becoming a studio project. A year later in March 2017, they came back with their third album Ephemeral which then became their second album on Cleopatra Records.
Another year goes by, in 2018 The Anix came back but this time to become a solo project with just Brandon Smith with FiXT (the artist-owned/operated independent record label of electronic-rock pioneer Klayton). After this return, in 2018 Shadow_Movement was released, in 2019 Hologram, and now the next installment is to be released this year in 2020 which has not yet been given a title or date of release.
This project has gone through the motions and still came out of the other side with more to come of the changes it has endured. Keep up to date with this project by checking out the social media links below. And don't forget to check out the new single "If This World Is With You" here.
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