Anodyne- Anacelica 7”

Second post for today, ladies and gents. This one in particular may look unassuming from its white label, cover-less presentation, but contained within are two of the best DIY post-punk tracks I’ve heard in a second. This particular band hails from Alabama, and they appear to have only self-released this one single in 1985. Copies of this one can prove to be quite scarce, though maybe this post will help shed some light on this otherwise mysteriously obscure band who take their name from either a 19th century term for a painkilling breed of medicinal drugs or a term for something “inoffensive.” My guess is the reference refers to the former…

As for touchstones, you can expect some Three Imaginary Boys-esque post-punk (ie, a Buzzcocks sense of songwriting with darker overtones) though of course there might be a little bit of Bauhaus in the otherwise driving, monotone vocals. I’m reminded a bit of Here Today, a similarly influenced band who were from Baltimore. Either way, both tracks here have become favorites in recent months. Enjoy!

Anodyne- Anacelica 7”
1. Anacelica
2. The Sea

*download it here*

3 Responses to “Anodyne- Anacelica 7””

  1. i love this band. I grew up in Mobile and they were absolutely mind blowing live.
    The singer recently sent me a copy of this 7 inch. Thank you for spreading the love!

  2. Excited to hear this – TYVM!

  3. Check the wild crowd at this xymox gig in buenos aires (by 2016!)
    proof that good music lasts…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6-0NKwpZfc

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