July 8, 2009 –Anchor&Braille announce the first single off Felt called “Like Steps In A Dance” out July 21st via itunes.
Full Press release and concert dates below
The full-length album is set to hit stores everywhere August 4th on WoodWater Records, Stephen Christian’s own record label, which is distributed by Universal Music. Produced, engineered and mixed by Copeland singer Aaron Marsh and recorded over the course of four years, Felt is the first full-length for Anchor&Braille and the first release for WoodWater Records.
“Like Steps In A Dance” is a song very near to Christian’s heart. “I read a book by an author from South America, his words always have a way of resonating with me in the most mysterious ways. After that I started translating it into my own life. It all started on the phone, she had asked me to write her a song with the knowledge of the few words we ever shared. I began to stretch the chords as far as they could go. Within a few minutes I had what was to be an introduction to her, or to us. Sing to me every night and I’ll make you the happiest…we had ran away moments before we were to part, we never touched just exchanged words that meant goodbye. We ran from lights and footsteps, and she said that she had never experienced anything like this. Later I heard they were lies but I don’t care now. I remember running down a hill once to give her a small piece of paper that had a few fumbling words of pseudo poetry on it and needless to say I was more elated than she, but then again she never had much to ask, only much to say. Ss soon as it began it was over, like steps in a dance,” says Christian.
“The songs are mostly songs of regret and heartache, with hopes that each and every one rings of nostalgia and better times for all who listen,” Christian continues. “These are some of the most painful songs I have ever written but with each song I felt a sense of relief and on some level an almost spiritual repentance and cleansing.”
Anchor&Braille Tour Dates
Jul 5 8:00P Launchpad w/ Copeland and Sherwood and Meese Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jul 7 7:30P The Clubhouse w/ Copeland and Sherwood and Meese Tempe, Arizona
Jul 8 7:00P House of Blues San Diego w/ Copeland and Sherwood and Meese San Diego, California
Jul 9 7:30P Downtown Brewing Co w/ Copeland and Sherwood and Meese San Luis Obispo, California
Jul 10 8:00P The Boardwalk w/ Copeland and Sherwood and Meese Orangevale, California
Jul 11 8:00P Hotel Cafe w/ Copeland and Sherwood Los Angeles, California
Jul 12 8:00P House of Blues Anaheim w/ Copeland and Sherwood and Meese Anaheim, California
Jul 15 7:30P The Marquis Theatre w/ Copeland and Sherwood and Barcelona Denver, Colorado
Jul 17 8:00P House Of Bricks w/ Copeland and Sherwood and Barcelona Des Moines, Iowa
Jul 18 7:00P Mixtape Cafe w/ Copeland and Sherwood and Barcelona Grand Rapids, Michigan
Jul 19 7:30P The Mad Hatter w/ Copeland and Sherwood and Barcelona Covington, Kentucky
Jul 20 7:30P Musica w/ Copeland and Sherwood and Barcelona Akron, Ohio
Jul 21 8:00P Uncle Pleasants w/ Copeland and Sherwood and Barcelona Louisville, Kentucky
Jul 23 8:00P Revolution Room w/ Copeland and Sherwood and Barcelona Little Rock, Arkansas
Jul 24 6:30P Hi-Tone Cafe w/ Copeland and Sherwood and Barcelona Memphis, Tennessee
Jul 25 8:00P The Square Room w/ Copeland and Sherwood and Barcelona Knoxville, Tennessee
Jul 26 7:30P Music Farm w/ Copeland and Sherwood and Barcelona Charleston, South Carolina