Brad Chancellor: Drums | Beki Andreasen: Keyboards | Jonathan Wessel: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Landon Cobarrubias: Bass guitar

Genre: Rock

RIYL: Cake, Weezer, Primus, Mother Love Bone, Nirvana

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Synoposis

Inception: San Diego, 2010

Influences: Weezer, HUM, Nirvana, Failure, the Rentals, Motion City Soundtrack

Background:

Anakin consists of Brad Chancellor (drums), Jonathan Wessel (vocals/guitar), Landon Cobarrubias (bass), and Beki Andreasen (keyboards). Together with their production team, Eric Graves and Joel Wanasek, they create soundscapes of fuzzy, melodic, and spaced-out atmospheric walls of sound. Their debut album Random Accessed Memories was released in 2012.

A sophomore release, Celestial Frequency Shifter, dropped in February 2015, via Huntington Beach-based No Sleep Records. "The album plays on somewhat personal experiences," says Chancellor, "but it's deliberately written in an abstract mode so that others can relate with it how they want/need to. The idea behind the title is that we as humans constantly seek to discover what our purpose is and it's okay to alter our mindsets as we uncover who we are. I'm personally obsessed with outer space and the unknown so that's a common theme in what we write. I also believe it's important to think positive under all circumstances and I'd like to think that our music presents hope to those who listen to it."

2018 found the band releasing a series of five singles, each with an original song backed with a cover. The releases began with “Spaced-Out” (featuring former Motion City Soundtrack frontman Justin Pierre) b/w a cover of “California” by the Rentals, the band formed by former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp.

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