I would rather people say, “Why are they disbanding?” than “Wait, they’re still a band?” That’s what it’s all about. Every band has to know when to hold ‘em, when to fold ‘em. And I just feel like if we want to keep the inspiration, the legacy and everything we’ve done and accomplished as something people are still excited about, we should leave before we’re back in a van playing for 40 people. Twelve years we just put our heart and soul into this, so why leave it with putting a bad taste in peoples' mouths?
Stephen Christian of Anberlin has made a Tumblr where he will post the lyrics to all of their songs and give brief explanations about each.
I have been noticing a lot of lyrics from our records online that have been inaccurate. I thought I would create a tumblr to briefly explain the songs and give the actual lyrics. I only have the first three records up but I will finish the rest soon.
Looks like work on Anberlin's seventh and final album is moving right along. The band have posted an infuriatingly blurry photo of an iTunes page filled with new songs, which you can see in the replies.
In honor of the recent Anberlinnews, Under The Gun Review compiled a list of essential Anberlin tracks as chosen by writers, musicians, and other industry folks. Members of Go Radio, Emarosa, Longtime Anberlin producer Aaron Sprinkle, and several others contributed -- I myself added "Dance, Dance, Christa Paffgen." Check out the playlist and writers' thoughts here, and let us know your essential Anberlin songs in the replies.
Anberlin has uploaded a video to YouTube – check it out in the replies – where they announce that 2014 will see the band release its final album (via Tooth and Nail) and embark on its final world tour.
In 2014 we're going to release our final record and tour the world one more time. We don't want to fade out. We want to end with hugs and celebrate the life that was Anberlin and not be bummed about us ending.
Anberlin stalk you! Seriously. This week Anberlin are our guests on the AP.net Podcast and we talk about a little bit of everything: the band's change of record labels, the re-release of Vital, what happens when a band remembers that I don't think "Adelaide" fits on Cities all that well ... and so much more. It's one of the most laid back and fun conversations we've had yet, and I think if you're a fan of the band it's a must listen.
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Anberlin released a live version of "Alexithymia" from the band's upcoming Devotion: Vital Special Edition which contains new and previously unreleased material along with remixes and live recordings. Listen to it at Diffuser.fm.
Anberlin have announced a new label partnership with Big3 Records, through Sony/RED Distribution. The band will release will release Devotion: Vital Special Edition on October 15th, a collection containing unreleased, remixed, and brand new material. Tune into the site on Thursday as well we'll be revealing the full track listing and album art for the release.
I can probably say that this will be our last record on Universal. It was great, but major labels are always struggling. They’re polishing the brass on the Titanic. We had a good run, for sure, but there was always the risk of getting the major label rigmarole. It’s always about the profit. It’s always about the top dollar and what’s happening now, which is why every label is signing a bunch of bands that sound like Mumford & Sons. We released a super heavy rock record, but whatever. They’ve been good to us and breathed some good life into our career.