Over the last six years, Anna Burch and Fred Thomas have been peers on similar journeys, navigating the ever turbulent world of self-expression in the form of underfunded indie rock. This kinship has included playing in each other's bands, collaborating on songs together, informal jams and song sketching sessions, and an honest chain of feedback on each other's sounds.
During the making of their recent albums, they’d share mixes, drafts, and ideas frequently. The two could count on each other for sincerity and to let the other know what was and wasn't working, and it was coming from a creative equal dealing with the same questions and confusions.
The two songs here are behind-the-scenes evidence of that kind of communication; extra material that came from those collaborative moments or an ongoing conversation that helped shape their work.
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Such a genuinely wistful and self-reflective musical journey. Feels like the most direct and emotionally mature link to my melodic hardcore/emo tastes in the early aughts, now lifted by an ethereal wave of post-rock Grant