The Daily Listening premieres Annalibera’s ‘L.I.A.R.’ EP

The Daily Listening premieres L.I.A.R., Annalibera‘s 3-song follow-up EP to the debut full-length Nevermind I Love You, taken from the same recording session and coming out on 6/16:

Des Moines has some budding indie-rock royalty on their hands. After discovering the spellbindingly-beautiful sounds of Annalibera this past winter, we’ve been sharing their debut, Nevermind I Love You, with anyone willing to listen…Emerging with its own cohesive style and theme, L.I.A.R. employs a semi-country-tinged twang-pop playfulness sure to win over any listener.

Annalibera’s “Love In A Recession” on Recory Rewind Play

Record, Rewind, Play shares Annalibera‘s new single “Love In A Recession”:

“Love in a Recession” is the first track from Annalibera since the release of their rightfully acclaimed and stunning debut album Nevermind I love You. The 3-track EP, L.I.A.R., was recorded during the album sessions, and while it shares a sound and vision with the album material, through Anna Gebhardt’s wonderful vocals and lyrical themes, it swaps some of the album’s lush dream-pop sonics for country-twinged acoustic folk. Slide guitars over swirling guitars, in other words. It is, however, every bit as wonderful as its predecessor.

Annalibera’s “Love In A Recession” song of the day on Aimless Skylarking

Aimless Skylarking picks Annalibera‘s new single “Love In A Recession” as song of the day!

My grandmother came from a big family during The Great Depression. She had 10 siblings, each seemingly born about 9 months apart…Never have I met a thriftier bunch of folks, nothing was ever tossed away. ..She also had a wicked sense of humor about it all, she’d make jokes about how her brothers had only one thing to play with as kids. And being poor was the reason why she had so many siblings, it’s what people did back then. That’s why Annalibera’s new song, ‘Love In A Recession’ struck a chord, if not my funny bone. Don’t make me spell it out for you, listen for yourself.

SONG PREMIERE: Northern Transmissions premieres Annalibera’s “Love In A Recession”

Northern Transmissions premieres Annalibera‘s “Love In A Recession,” the first single ​​from​ L.I.A.R., the 3-song follow-up to ​March​’s debut full-length Nevermind I Love You (Sump Pump Records). L.I.A.R. was recorded during the same session as the album, but emerged with its own cohesive sound and theme, full of country-tinged twang-pop playfulness.​

Surviving the Golden Age reviews Annalibera’s debut album

“Because let’s be real, [Annalibera] hit home on human nature”: Surviving the Golden Age reviews Annalibera‘s debut album Nevermind I Love You, out now on vinyl and digital formats on Sump Pump Records.

[Gebhardt’s] classically trained voice is so remarkable, I kept waiting for it to reach its limit, but the limit never came…The ethereal, operatic vocals take skills of which many other vocalists can only dream.

The Revue reviews Annalibera’s debut album

The Revue reviews Annalibera‘s debut full-length Nevermind I Love You, out on vinyl and digital formats on Sump Pump Records on March 24th.

Nevermind I Love You is one of the most enthralling and tantalizing debuts to come out not just this year but in recent memory. The Des Moines, Iowa band’s first full-length is dramatic and cinematic; it is at times operatic; and it’s a sheer force of sound from start to finish…“Black Cat White Cat” [is] one of the best songs of the early year, the lyrics are poignant, honest, and hard-hitting.

Selective Memory Magazine reviews Annalibera’s album

Selective Memory Magazine reviews Annalibera‘s debut album Nevermind I Love You, out on Sump Pump Records on vinyl and digital formats on March 24th:

Their debut opener gives the impression that their genesis will not be taken with a grain of salt…Something caught me with this album. It could be the dynamics these musicians swarm around on “Battle World”. It could be the way Gebhardt mixes with the music, and the importance of the lyrics that are positioned so neatly on “Blooms”.

Juice interviews Annalibera

Juice interviews Annalibera in advance of this weekend’s album release shows at Vaudeville Mews:

Just about two years ago the Des Moines group Annalibera sprang seemingly from nowhere, playing a knockout set at the 2013 GDP and shortly after that were one of the first acts announced for the 80/35 Music Festival. The group was quick to release a three-song EP and performed regularly, but the band’s long awaited full length album, “Nevermind I Love You,” is just seeing its release this week with two Des Moines shows.