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    Mon, 02 Jul 2012 11:15:53

    Anchor & Braille to Release "The Quiet Life" on July 31 - It features Anberlin's Stephen Christian

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    Calling all Anberlin fans!

    On July 31, Anchor & Braille will release The Quiet Life on Tooth and Nail Records. Anchor & Braille was formed by Stephen Christian, frontman for rock band Anberlin, as a solo project in 2008. The Quiet Life is the follow up to 2009's Felt and was written over the past three years. Written wherever and whenever he could, The Quiet Life reflects the experiences of life as a nomadic musician and draws influence from the music Christian was personally listening to during the process.

    Citing groups like Empire of the Sun and M83 as inspiration, The Quiet Life draws upon electronic elements, complex layers and lush orchestral arrangements. The album's first single, "Goes Without Saying," an indie rock number pairing Christian's yearning vocals against backdrop of twinkling piano and soaring guitars.

    The Quiet Life was recorded earlier this year in Peptalk Studio in Christian's current hometown of Nashville. Co-produced and engineered by keyboardist Kevin Dailey of the band Civil Twilight and Anchor & Braille guitarist Micah Tawlks, the album builds on the demos Christian has been working on for years. Though Christian has referred to the disc as a"patchwork record" for his sporadic process, The Quiet Life is a carefully constructed work demonstrating Christian's own love for music as well as his ability to draw from his surroundings and influences to create a unique, thoughtfully crafted musical work all his own.

    In support of the album, Anchor & Braille will hit the road this summer beginning July 21.

    Tour Dates:

    July 21st Charlotte, NC Evening Muse
    July 23rd Annapolis, MD Ram's Head On Stage
    July 25th Fairfield, CT Fairfield Theatre-Stage One
    July 27th Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall
    July 30th New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom
    August 2nd Philadelphia, PA Milkboy
    August 3rd Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel

    Are you looking for The Quiet Life?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    07.02.12



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