Anberlin Are Working on New Music
Anberlin have confirmed they're working on their first new music in six years.
During a recent livestream on May 24, vocalist Stephen Christian confirmed the news, stating that “We decided we like each other enough to work on writing music together again."
The band's announcement came amid a special acoustic performance dubbed "Miles From Here, In Other Towns."
The Florida band's final album, Lowborn, dropped in 2014. Their only subsequent releases were a set of live recordings that were made available the following year.
Best-known for emo anthem "The Feel Good Drag," Anberlin's career peaked in the mid-noughties, with 2007's album Cities and 2008 follow-up New Surrender both selling in excess of 30,000 units in their first week and hitting the Billboard Top 20.
Following the initial split of Anberlin, vocalist Stephen Christian has devoted much of his time to his acoustic side-project Anchor & Braille. The band released their fourth album, TENSION, earlier this year.
Anberlin's 2005 LP Never Take Friendship Personal featured in our recent list of scene albums turning 15 this year. Speaking about the record's impact, we said "There are certain songs everyone in the alternative rock scene just knows, and Anberlin’s 'Feel Good Drag' is one of them. This single appeared on the band’s second full-length, Never Take Friendship Personal, and spread like wildfire when it was released. Anberlin was one of the many heavy-hitters on Tooth & Nail Records, a Christian label that dominated the scene at the time."
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