|Photo by : Jorge Gonzalez Graupera|
ANR aka Awesome New Republic are just that – awesome. Lead singer Michael-John Hancock has a gorgeous alto voice, and the band’s soaring harmonies will completely wash over you. If you’re not familiar with ANR, I especially recommend “Stay Kids” (which I posted about last year) and “It’s Around You” to start.
I recently caught ANR at Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where they performed an awesome cover of Usher’s “Climax.” Lucky for you and me the boys posted a video of them playing the song during soundcheck at The Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta, GA. Listen and enjoy: