Awesome New Republic: Local Band Of The Year
It’s hard to imagine any other local band who would deserve the title of “Local Miami Band of the Year” more than Awesome New Republic.
As there e-press kit states
Awesome New Republic (ANR) is making important music at an important time in a city that damn well needs it. Miami, a city better known for tourism, corruption and sipping Cristal behind velvet ropes, is in fact also home to a strong, steadily-growing independent music scene of which ANR is a crucial element.
This year they realeased their first LP (ANR So Far) on the newly created Sutro label, became in my observation WVUM‘s most requested band, appeared at CMJ, and palyed in pretty much every venue in Miami befitting a band like this.
Here what all the fuss is about over at their myspace profile, then go pick up their album at the newly reopened Sweat Records, and then of course see them at their last appearence in South Florida (at the culture room on New Years Eve) before they head out for a SE-USA tour.