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ET Anderson is a man of many personalities—a practice in contradictions, fusing garage rock, psychedelic 60’s nostalgia, and r&b grooves. All these collections blur and collide, pulling the listener into his wave of madness, always wondering what’s to come. ET Anderson’s debut EP, “Et tu, ____?”, explores the dissonance between uncertainties and washed up arrogance. It’s honest, even if sarcastically so at times.
Combining anecdotal musings and concise arrangements, Columbia, S.C.’s Dear Blanca retrofits post-punk grit with wide ranging rhythmic feel. Led by Dylan Dickerson’s introspective warble and multi-voiced guitar lines, drummer Marc Coty and bassist Cam Powell sync to bridge obtuse folk ambling with taut grooves. The trio’s resilient musical energy lends a sense of cautious optimism, acting as an emotional life preserver that guides the listener through somber undertones.
Dear Blanca’s first two full-length releases, 2013’s Talker and 2014’s Pobrecito, were engineered and produced by Charlotte, N.C. based musician Bo White. In May 2015, the band recorded a five-song EP, entitled “I Don’t Mean to Dwell”, with Durham, N.C. producer Scott Solter (Mountain Goats, St. Vincent, Spoon), which will be released March 4, 2016.