The Virginia based folk-rock trio The Anatomy of Frankexplore nostalgia, relationships and mortality with the release of their latest album South America, out on 1st September 2017 via Polar Islands. You can pre-order the album now via Bandcamp.
Having formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2010 as a five-piece, in 2015 the band found themselves in a state of disarray with the departure of two members. As a result, Kyle (guitar, vocals), Jimmy Bullis (keyboards) and Max Bollinger (drums) decided to re-orchestrate their sound and breathe new life into the band’s identity.
The band had a valiant ambition to record an album on all seven continents and South America is the result. With a combination of brass, keys, strings, solid harmonies and rich melodies throughout, this album is an instantly immersive experience. The first single, La Llorona, focusses on the complexities of relationships when desire becomes self-destructive. Lead singer Kyle Woolard’s soft, warm vocals and his intricate guitar plucking weave together effortlessly before a soaring choral line is introduced, shifting the song into an ethereal soundscape. Each offering on South America shows a different side to the trio, whether it’s the instantly catchy indie-rock style of ’Sunken Coast’ or the intimate musings of ‘Viteri’, this album captivates immediately with each starting note.
The band were set to begin recording in Ecuador, however the loss of a loved one inevitably affected their work. With support from family and friends, the trio found their strength and used their pain to produce their most poignant album to date. Now, The Anatomy of Frank are ready to spread their wings, performing at a number of festivals over the summer including Wilderness Festival and Camp Bestival to name a few.
Catch The Anatomy of Frank live at the following dates:
27 – 30th July – Camp Bestival – Lulworth Castle, Dorset 31st July – Castle Hotel – Manchester 3rd August – Wilderness Festival – Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
South America is out on 1st September 2017 via Polar islands and La Llorona is available to download via Bandcamp and stream on Spotify now.