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Anima CD Release Party and Concert with Special Guests Auralai
May 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Anima is releasing their debut EP! Keep an eye out here for announcements, exciting new info about what’s coming up, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album.
Friends since kindergarten, Raina and Jaia began making music together at the beginning of their high school years. They started by busking at local farmers markets and frequenting open mics, but with the help of their abundantly musical community in the hills of Driftless Wisconsin, Anima’s on-stage presence has grown, as well as their musical range. Both self-taught musicians, Anima has never quite known what genre they fit into, or if they fit into one at all. With influences ranging from the Incredible String Band and the Grateful Dead, to Cloud Cult and Alt-J, to Wisconsin favorites such as Dead Horses and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, they have found an eclectic sound filled with hauntingly captivating harmonies, playful guitar riffs, soaring piano, and grounding box-drum beats.
Their lyric content contemplates human nature, healing, relationship, and oneness, and passes through a lense of transcendentalism saturated with images of the deepest roots of nature — our earthen home, the patterns that exist, the fact that we are animals, and the endless fractal of breathing. Anima helps to remind us that we are all connected.
They have had the the great honor of sharing the stage with many different national and Wisconsin-based bands such as the Barefoot Movement, Dead Horses, Natty Nation, Auralai, Tugg, Rucksack Revolution (Adam Greuel of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Sara Vos of Dead Horses), Eddie Danger, Seasaw, Driftless Sisters, People Brother’s Band and many more…