Anaura

Anaura

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Anaura creates a landscape of well crafted pop songs that feel familiar yet challenge the listener. Songs like 'Shortcut' and 'Gas and Beer' are perfect companions for a road trip and a case of good times… and sometimes terrible times.

Biography

Anaura’s music evoke a broad range of influences in their songwriting including The Smiths, Weezer, Supergrass, and Elliott Smith. This San Francisco-based, four-member band’s ability to orchestrate complex and lush arrangements is evident on Anaura’s second album, If We Get Away with This. The band can deliver a quintessential pop song like ‘Ghostwriter’ and elegantly slide into the more brooding guitar-driven sound of ‘Man in a Suit’. Since their formation in 2003, Anaura have continued to refine their unique sound while continuing to explore new musical territory. Anaura will always be ready to deliver something different with to its listener with each new song and performance.

Lyrics

Worse For Drink

Written By: Anaura

Time was never quite on my side.
I’d leave all this behind for
five M357’s with a Jack and Coke.
And as my deepest, darkest vice requires
hope is thrown to the rocks below.
You know I tried so hard to hide it,
a slight addiction at best.

Save your holidays for winter.
I promise that we will go
back to where the sober happiness began.
And in your arms is where I want to die.
Please take me away from here.

This is so much more than I bargained for
And I never tried to fight it.

Ghostwriter

Written By: Anaura

The ink on my hand
every word I thought I had
are gone, gone, all gone

Days can't drag on
Feeling like I always do
on, and on, and on

If you have time
let me know
play the part
write until your fingers bleed

Its your call
doe eyed girl
stretch your arms
write until your fingers bleed

The shakes got so bad
phrases that I've just begun
are wrong, wrong, so wrong

Under the gun
passion turns its back on you
again, and again, again

If you have time
let me know
play the part
write until your fingers bleed

Its your call
doe eyed girl
stretch your arms
write until your fingers bleed

If you have time
to dial my number
call me up
and let me know
I won't be there
if you only knew (if you only)

I'll get worse
before I'm better
call me up
my doe eyed girl
I won't be there
if you only knew (if you only knew)

Gas & Beer

Written By: Anaura

So you wanna go on a drive
There's something you've gotta say
You can't take it any longer,
driving on the interstate

You wanna let me know,
that you're gonna let me go
That's fine by me,
your bags are on the back seat

Your picture was on the dashboard,
it can't be far behind
I'd say that I might miss you,
but that would be a lie

Your heart used to be my road map
It got me up til here
This won't be my last stop
All I need is gas and beer

Discography

Anaura - If We Get Away With This - 2005
Anaura - E.P. - 2003

'Worse for Drink' - Crowd favorite
'Ghostwriter' - radio ad placement on Live 105, San Francisco
Garageband.com: Track of the Day, Nov 2005 in Indie Rock
'Gas & Beer' - Garageband.com: Track of the Day, Nov 2005 in Indie Rock

Set List

Anaura's set ranges from 45 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes.

1. Disengage
2. Boy Meets Girl
3. P.T.O.
4. Everything Is Better Now
5. Shortcut
6. Procession
7. Farmer's Daughter
8. If We Get Away With This
9. Man In A Suit
10. Gas & Beer
11. Run Out Again
12. Worse for Drink
13. Ghostwriter