Portlanders Aan (that's "ON") join us to play a set of songs showcasing the qualities we've always loved about their music-- namely the pairing of singer Bud Wilson's almost cathartic vocals with twisting, turning, unpredictable songs that keep listeners guessing. We talk to the band about their new single, the full-length debut slated for release later in the year and the origins behind their curious name.
Audio engineer: Steven Kray
Video production: Jarratt Taylor / David Christensen
Interview: Jeremy Petersen
Photos: Nathan Quigley-- see the full photo set
Entire session audio (performances + interview):
Like Morrissey before him, Aan frontman Bud Wilson reminds us that "these things take time." He's talking about what's been a long, slow road for Aan to this point, releasing a 5-song EP and 2-song single since beginning as Wilson's one-man recording project in 2007. Like the band themselves, we've been being patient-- as one does when something seems worth waiting for-- and that's about to pay off. Aan releases the new single "Mystery Life" this week on Cool Summer Records (hear it here), celebrating that fact by playing a headline set this Wednesday night (Feb. 6th) at Mississippi Studios. They've also completed work on their full-length debut, Amor Ad Nauseum, with plans for a release later in the year.
Aan is Bud Wilson on vocals and guitar, Reese Lawhon on bass, Jon Lewis on drums and Jeff Bond on guitar and keys.
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