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.
“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.
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.
L.I.A.R is the follow up to the band’s debut, Nevermind I Love You, and was recorded during the same session as the album, taking more of a twangy pop sound but still holding that 90’s Lillith Fair-esque quality I can’t get enough of.
When I sit down at the end of the year and compile my end of the year lists, Annalibera will definitely be in the mix. Their debut LP keeps revealing wonders with each listen, Anna Gebhardt’s breathtaking voice melts my heart without fail.
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.