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Alias Anything

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The best kept secret in music

Press


“Melodies, hooks and more melodies bring out the true talent of this CD. The music is focused with a crisp, bold production that highlights the tracks, making each one stand on their own merits. Lyrically the CD is expressive and makes for a flock of understudy bands to follow. Forget the latest flavor-of-the-month radio band, Chris Kline in the end will simply write and perform circles around all of them. One of the most diverse and shining new releases to date…” - Barry Metz - Island Gazette


“Melodies, hooks and more melodies bring out the true talent of this CD. The music is focused with a crisp, bold production that highlights the tracks, making each one stand on their own merits. Lyrically the CD is expressive and makes for a flock of understudy bands to follow. Forget the latest flavor-of-the-month radio band, Chris Kline in the end will simply write and perform circles around all of them. One of the most diverse and shining new releases to date…” - Barry Metz - Island Gazette


Discography

Lost on me... (2002), 11 songs

This Is Real (2004), 11 songs

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Bio

Formed late in 2001, it didn’t take long for modern rock outfit Alias Anything to land a comfortable niche in the post-tech Austin music scene. Their unique spin on modern radio rock resonates with seamless contours of moody melody and hummable hooks, while drawing on British rock elements both current and classic.

The band’s chemistry was undeniable, and within their first year, Alias Anything was already in preparation for the release of their full-length debut recording, “Lost on Me”, produced by local legend Stephen Doster (Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith) and featuring fellow Austin A-listers Keith Davis (Kevin Fowler Band), and drummer J. J. Johnson (John Mayer). After more than a year of steady regional touring and the continued support of local radio, the band
was able to sell more than 2,500 copies of the record, affording them the opportunity to share the stage with such established Texas rock acts as Flickerstick, Endochine, and Davíd Garza.

By the end of 2003, Alias Anything was already hard at work in the Rekliner Records tracking room in pre-production sessions for what would become the band’s sophomore effort, the
self-produced, self-recorded, and soon-to-be-released “This Is Real”. “We quickly realized that the music was moving in a direction that wasn’t just a function of how well we could
play our instruments,” said singer Chris Kline. “The songs really seemed to create themselves, and it felt like we spent most of our time just trying to catch up to them and pluck them out of the air any way we could.”

Currently, Alias Anything is preparing for the November release and support of “This is Real”, a common ground of post-Radiohead experimentation and the simplicity of a well-crafted
song. No strangers to technology, the four-piece is hallmarked by their frequent use of live-looping devices and other MIDI-driven oddities to create swirling atmospherics and rich harmonic textures both onstage and in the studio. With the resources and tools to produce albums independently, the band is looking past the traditional need for a record label, choosing instead to focus on the development of a regional fan-base, and then securing the distribution to put records into their hands.

In the end, a band is primarily a meeting of musicians. The musical refugees of Alias
Anything have sailed the waves of the Austin music scene and know the waters well. Whatever
shores they may crash upon will never be the same.