Anywhere: “Dead Golden West”
Chance is a very powerful thing. With a roll of dice, you could strike it rich or go bust. Meeting someone new, romantically, professionally or otherwise, is all about being at the right place at the right time.
Anywhere is a new band that began with a chance meeting. It all started back in 2010 when Bay Area musician Christian Eric Beaulieu performed at an art show in Los Angeles. At The Drive-In and Mars Volta frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala just happened to be DJing the event. Beaulieu was a member of the San Francisco prog-punk band Triclops! and performed solo under the name Liquid Indian. The two struck up a friendship, and decided to get a project going. Bixler-Zavala and Beaulieu brought in bassist Mike Watt, of Minutemen fame, and singer Rachel Fannan, late of the band Sleepy Sun, to round out the sound. The result was Anywhere, and their self-titled debut which hit stores this past Tuesday.
If you’re expecting a high-octane prog-punk assault from Anywhere, you’re probably in for a big surprise if today’s song of the day, “Dead Golden West,” is any indication. Fannan provides some ethereal vocals on the woodsy psychedelic trip of a song. Eastern flavors mix with what could be the soundtrack for a Western movie hero’s last ride. Bixler-Zavala and Beaulieu rolled the dice on Anywhere, and they hit the jackpot.