Loving this album.
ANR ‘Stay Kids video’ as premiered over on the Guardian:
Florida-based ANR (or Awesome New Republic as they used to be known), are Brian Robertson and Michael-John Hancock, a duo who have somehow been compared to both Red Hot Chili Peppers and MGMT. Their debut album, also called Stay Kids, was released in March and they’re currently on a brief UK tour before, we imagine, playing a lot of summer festivals – perfect for their slow-building, but ultimately anthemic, sunshine pop. In the video for Stay Kids – a Guardian exclusive – the pair are joined by a bunch of cute-as-a-button kids who are given free rein, bashing at Moog synths, cymbals and then a monster-shaped piñata, while balloons and streamers dance. It’s the perfect visual representation for a song that, like children of a certain age, seems to flit between hushed calm and fevered panic in just four minutes