We’ve been listening to this new Anika record for a couple days and it’s really sort of blowing our minds. Especially after doing a little more research on it. Anika was a political journalist in Berlin when she met Geoff Barrow [Portishead] Geoff’s other band, Beak>, was looking for a female singer so they started working on some stuff together and after a 12-day recording sesh — they have this S/T album to show for it. It’s kind of a crazy mix of punk and dub and 60s girl group with a little bit of trash thrown in. We’ll be the first to say that dub isn’t typically our bag — but something about this has got us hooked. Maybe it’s the reverby drums or something. Don’t know. But whatever. Bebe girl does a pretty sick cover of Ray Davies’ “I Go To Sleep”. Along with that Yoko Ono cover down there, and up there. Hit it mami! The record will see a US release in December from Stones Throw so keep an eye out.

Anika – Yang Yang [mp3]

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