Recorded by Christian Medice at C*Medice Productions in Brooklyn, NY, this release has already captured the attention of fans and various media outlets: a feature as Clear Channel Radio’s NEW! Artist to Watch, Hot Topic’s Unsigned Band of the Month for December 2010 and most recently, selected to be featured in Alternative Press magazine’s AP&R section for the upcoming March 2011 issue (on sale Feb. 1). The new EP follows the band’s previous release, “Night Hawke,” which earned them tours in support of Cash Cash, Down with Webster, and Let’s Get It.
Anthropology has a noticeably bigger rock sound than their previous album, which lead singer Zac Barnett attributes to the band’s relocation,
“The new EP was very much inspired by our recent move from Boston to Brooklyn. During our first week in the city, a close friend of mine invited me to see one of New York’s up-and-coming bands, Atomic Tom. It was refreshing to see a band portray pop rock music with an upbeat mentality, but still keep the emotion close to the songs. Anthropology really taps into our primary influences which include Bloc Party, Snow Patrol, Coldplay, Arcade Fire, U2 and so on. We love big, epic rock bands and we hope to have captured something similar to that while still maintaining The Blue Pages’ pop hooks and subtle electronic influence.”
The Blue Pages have partnered up with the nonprofit organization Education Through Music (www.etmonline.org
), which provides quality music instruction to disadvantaged schools throughout New York City. The mission of enhancing students’ academic performance and general development through music is something all members of the band strongly advocate, and as such The Blue Pages will be donating 50% of all album proceeds from Anthropology to Education Through Music.