Miami Heat // ANR

Our love for ANR goes way back, Well, way back in the Internet sense of the term. We first met MJ Hancock and Brian Roberston of ANR during CMJ 2010 at a coffee shop in Brooklyn. We talked about the records that MJ had bought for his dad during their trip, their love for Miami and their former identity as “Awesome New Republic,” which they joked, “when coupled with the more humorous elements of our music, could have easily been misinterpreted as ‘cowabunga pizza party.’” With a good sense of humor and even greater music, we obviously became huge fans of these dudes and their band. This past year ANR added a drummer, bringing their live shows to a new level. If you have never seen them live, do yourself a favor and change that. Luckily, while in Miami for Art Basel this year, we not only got a tour of the ANR studio, but the guys treated us to a private performance. Stay tuned for the full live performance, which will premiere on the Arcade tomorrow. For now, we are excited to welcome you to the ANR studio…

- Annick Mayer