Everything doesn’t always go as planned when we shoot our Buzzsessions. That isn’t always a bad thing though! Last week, we met Miami-based band ANR (short for Awesome New Republic) on Manhattan’s East River walking path. With acoustic guitar and battery-powered keyboard in hand, MJ and Brian got ready for the shoot. Unfortunately, even after adding a fresh set of AAs, the keyboard wouldn’t make a sound. Lucky for us, the band didn’t need the keyboard to turn their electro-pop tracks “Holes” and “It’s Around You” into acoustic gems. Watch the Buzzsessions and, as always, snag the free, mastered MP3s from the shoot below.
Special thanks to Derek Eads for another amazing illustration. For more of his work, click here.
‘Buzzsessions’ is a live session series made by The Wild Honey Pie. With each new episode, we travel with a different band to a different part of New York City and record sometimes-intimate/sometimes-wild versions of two or three songs which are given away for free.
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PRODUCER/EDITOR/VIDEOGRAPHER Eric Weiner
VIDEOGRAPHER Meghan Smith