Portland four piece Aan released their debut album, ‘Amor Ad Nauseum’ on 4th February and from that they have released the stand out single ‘Daylight’.
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Bud initially delivers a delicate vocal in the track until the songs builds, accompanied by soaring guitars with subtle but steady bass and drums. It’s fragile and romantic and just when you least expect it, it ends dramatically with with strum of guitar.
Aan started out as a bedroom project for singer and main songwriter Bud Wilson. However, to give his solo guitar and wonderful words more depth, he enlisted long time collaborator Reese Lawhon and drummer Jon Lewis. Shortly after that, producer Jeff Bond, and most recently Brainstorm’s Patrick Phillips on guitar, joined the team.
‘Amor Ad Nauseum’, translates to ‘love to the point of sickness’ and fits the music that band make perfectly, heartbreaking themes; desire, loneliness and desperation are all explored in nine songs that were recorded over two years in different studios and a cabin on the Oregon Coast. The National’s ‘High Violet’ and Kurt Vile’s ‘Smoke Ring for My Halo’ are cited as production influences.
They have just finished a month long tour in February and are returning to SXSW for the second time:
Mar 01 Sacramento, CA @ Luigi’s #
Mar 02 Fresno, CA @ Love The Captive Studio
Mar 03 Santa Barbara, CA @ tba
Mar 04 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar #
Mar 05 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar #
Mar 07 Tulsa, OK @ Soundpony Lounge
Mar 08 Fayetteville, AR @ Lightbulb Club
Mar 09 Baton Rouge, LA @ Mud + Water
Mar 11 – 15 Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 16 Hot Springs, AR @ Valley Of The Vapors Festival $%
Mar 17 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge $
Mar 18 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge $
Mar 19 Salt Lake City, UT @ Barrel Room $
Mar 20 – 23 Boise, ID Treefort Music Fest
*= w/ Desert Noises
#= w/ Social Studies
#&= w/ Social Studies, GRMLN
$= w/ Disco Doom
$%= w/ Disco Doom, HABITS
$^= w/ Disco Doom, Creative Adult
$@= w/ Disco Doom, Animal Eyes