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ANIQATIA: Heavy Blog Is Heavy Premieres “February” From Luminous EP By Pennsylvania Melodic Rock Quartet – Earsplit Compound

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As Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based ANIQATIA prepares for the release of their sophomore EP, Luminous, through Nefarious Industries in March, the opening track, “February,” has seen an early premiere through the operators of Heavy Blog Is Heavy.

ANIQATIA collectively offers of the song, “’February’ was chosen as the first single off of Luminous because it takes all the varying dynamics found on the EP and combines them into a roller-coaster of a song. The track contains a little bit of everything that we pride ourselves in as a band and we are eager to share it with everyone. Lyrically, ‘February’ explores naturalistic themes about the harsh Winter we had last year here in Pennsylvania. Most of the writing for Luminous happened during that very long and frustrating Winter, which gave way to the ominous tones that can be heard on ‘February’ and throughout the rest of the EP.”

The write-up of the track at Heavy Blog Is Heavy alongside the premiere includes, “Bands such as This Town Needs Guns, The World is A Beautiful Place…, and American Football are all some absolutely stellar emo bands that use elements of post-rock in their sound to create something gorgeous. Now, we have a young new band on our hands that go by ANIQATIA…”

Explore ANIQATIA’s “February” at Heavy Blog Is Heavy RIGHT HERE.

Luminous will be released digitally on March 11th, 2016 via Nefarious Industries and most digital retailers.

ANIQATIA also continues to book new shows throughout the tristate area surrounding of the release of Luminous, with new shows booked into mid-April and much more in the works.

ANIQATIA Live:
2/21/2016 Black Bear Bar – Brooklyn, NY
2/27/2016 Deep Tanks, Inc. – Staten Island, NY
3/19/2016 Oxford Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
3/24/2016 Club Gravity – Bethlehem, PA
4/12/2016 The Alternative Gallery – Allentown, PA
4/16/2016 Operation Rebuild Nepal Festival – Frackville, PA

Formed in 2013, ANIQATIA (an-uh-kay-dee-uh) recorded their debut EP Erratics, with engineer Vince Ratti (Circa Survive, Balance And Composure, The Wonder Years) releasing it in June 2014 and quickly gained recognition from both critics and fans alike, drawing comparisons to Hum, Explosions In The Sky, Sunny Day Real Estate, and Failure, among others. Luminous builds upon the foundation formed by its predecessor, featuring a more progressive and cohesive sound that is both refreshing and nostalgic at the same time. Recorded and mixed in the Summer of 2015, once again by Ratti, Luminous showcases a hardened and exploratory set of songs propelled by soaring melodic guitar lines and ironclad, thoughtful rhythms. Fans of the aforementioned acts, as well as Nefarious labelmates Maid Myriad, and Opul should keep the EP on their radar.

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Stream A New Song From Aniqatia!

“Bands such as This Town Needs Guns, The World is A Beautiful Place…, and American Football are all some absolutely stellar emo bands that use elements of post-rock in their sound to create something gorgeous. Now, we have a young new band on our hands that go by ANIQATIA…” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

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ANIQATIA: Pennsylvania Melodic Rock Quartet Partners With Nefarious Industries For March Release Of Luminous EP – Earsplit Compound

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, natives ANIQATIA will be partnering with Nefarious Industries in early 2016 to release their sophomore EP Luminous.

ANIQATIA (an-uh-kay-dee-uh) was formed in the Spring of 2013 by two pairs of longtime Lehigh Valley musicians with the goal to create a distinctive sound that married their varying influences. Their debut EP Erratics, recorded by renowned engineer Vince Ratti (Circa Survive, Balance And Composure, The Wonder Years) and released in June 2014, quickly gained recognition from both critics and fans alike, drawing comparisons to Hum, Explosions In The Sky, Sunny Day Real Estate, and Failure, among others. Luminous builds upon the foundation formed by its predecessor, featuring a more progressive and cohesive sound that is both refreshing and nostalgic at the same time.

Recorded and mixed in the Summer of 2015, once again by Ratti, Luminous showcases a hardened and exploratory set of songs propelled by soaring melodic guitar lines and ironclad, thoughtful rhythms. Fans of the aforementioned acts, as well as Nefarious labelmates Maid Myriad, Opul, and others should keep the EP on their radar.

Luminous will be released digitally on March 11th, 2016 via Nefarious Industries, and will be available at most digital retailers.

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Luminous Track Listing:
1. February
2. The Heiress
3. Like Leaves
4. Empty Devils
5. Apollo

ANIQATIA is currently confirming shows throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York in advance of the release of Luminous, with much more in the way of live performances forthcoming surrounding the EP’s street date.

ANIQATIA Live:
1/15/2016 The Grape Room – Philadelphia, PA w/ Black Friday Death Count
1/17/2016 The Meatlocker – Montclair, NJ w/ Sunstained [info]
2/21/2016 Black Bear Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Ferocious Fucking Teeth [info]
2/27/2016 Deep Tanks Inc. – Staten Island, NY

ANIQATIA:
Chris Navatier – guitar/vocals
Jared Balogh – bass/vocals
Josh Beck – guitar/vocals
Nick Fritz – drums

Audio samples from the EP, preorder links, review copies and more will be issued in the coming weeks.

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GHOST SIMPSON: Self-Titled EP Review – Sonic Abuse

Ghost Simpson is an exploratory EP that introduces the band that is its namesake perfectly. There are reference points here from the progressive synth experiments of acts like Banco De Gaia and System 7 to the ambient dub of The Orb (themselves explorers of the space originally occupied by the likes of Pink Floyd and Yes). […] It’s a dark, brooding, gothic atmosphere the duo conjure, the music rooted in the post-punk experimentation of the early eighties […] a woozy style that recalls a dark underground nightclub where the blues-loving patrons have all been doped with ketamine and left drooling for a night of psychedelic noise and half-observed flashes of distorted reality. […] In this age of endless derivation, GHOST SIMPSON have tapped into something truly different.” – Sonic Abuse

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Exclusive: Stream GHOST SIMPSON’s “The Silver Arrow” – American Aftermath

“New York-based moody synth duo Ghost Simpson are set to release their debut self-titled EP on December 1 via Nefarious Industries. Lee and Melissa Chernowetz, with the aid of drummer Greg Meisenberg (Maid Myriad, A Fucking Elephant), craft ethereal and Gothic soundscapes on this semi-conceptual release in which each song tells a supernatural tale. We at American Aftermath are stoked to bring you the opening cut from the EP, “The Silver Arrow”. Pulsating electronics and ghostly synths make up the bulk of this tune spearheaded by Melissa Chernowetz’s crooning.” – American Aftermath

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GHOST SIMPSON Announces Debut EP, Out Dec 1st on Nefarious

Happy Halloween! On this eve of All Hallows’, Nefarious Industries is proud to announce the addition of NYC-based Ghost Simpson to our eclectic roster. Ghost Simpson formed in the Bronx in 2014 with Lee Chernowetz on synthesizers and guitars and Melissa Chernowetz on vocals and synthesizers. Their sonic explorations into the barrier between the living and the dead have been described as captivating, ethereal, powerful, dark, and expressive. Melodies draw from folk music, soul, and pop. Their self-titled debut EP, featuring drummer Greg Meisenberg (A Fucking Elephant, Maid Myriad), will be released December 1st.

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“NYC duo Ghost Simpson‘s impressive debut EP is a highly gothic affair; haunted electronic soundscapes swirl above the beguiling vocals of Melissa Chernowetz. Her seductive narratives of terror and the unknown at once create ethereal pleasure then unease.” – Pseu Braun, WFMU, NJ

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Ghost Simpson – WFMU

“NYC duo GHOST SIMPSON‘s impressive debut EP is a highly gothic affair; haunted electronic soundscapes swirl above the beguiling vocals of Melissa Chernowetz. Her seductive narratives of terror and the unknown at once create ethereal pleasure then unease.” – Pseu Braun, WFMU, NJ

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OPUL: “Levels” EP – The Ripple Effect

“Gorgeous vocals ethereally soar over some rather weighty instrumentation. Mirroring an aspect of the cover art they sound as if they are being broadcast through the upper reaches of the atmosphere. […] Powerful, bombastic, and assured are all adjectives that come to mind when I think about the instrumental elements on this EP. Hefty guitar riffs whirl out of the speakers, only dialed back when the songs call for a more relaxed, dream-like ambience.” – The Ripple Effect

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