Anthem In

Anthem In


Anthem In's debut overflows with sneaky rhythms and powerful melodies born in dark corners.


Allen Orr and Ashley Proffitt met in the fall of 2000 in Atlanta and instantly became fans of each other’s music. Allen was in the band Igloo and Ashley was playing quiet solo shows. Over the next seven years the two of them each moved several times to different cities and countries, only to reconnect in New York. Allen had a bunch of songs, Ashley had a Wurlitzer and one thing led to another.

On September 15th of 2007, Allen and Ashley met in a rehearsal space in the Lower East Side, exactly seven years to the day after the two of them met for the first time in Atlanta. They bonded over a mutual love of Def Leppard’s Hysteria, and Anthem In was born.

Ashley knew Keith Vogelsong in Atlanta, where he was fronting The Blue Hour, a band she loved. Keith moved to New York to relocate the record label he runs, Goodnight Records, and about five minutes after he got off the plane, Ashley nabbed him as Anthem In’s bassist. Drummer Paul Petitto was procured by theft from the band he was playing with at the time in New York, Russian Vogue, and Anthem In was complete.

Recording for Anthem In’s debut album wrapped in January of 2008 and is out June 24 on Quiet/Loud Records.


Anthem In's self-titled album, released June 24, 2008 debuted on the CMJ Radio 200 charts at #118 and is currently being played at over 100 radio stations across the country. The album has climbed the charts and made it up to #2 at KUCI in Irvine, CA, #5 at Bagel Radio in San Francisco, #5 at KSCU in Fort Collins and #22 at SCAD in Atlanta GA!

"Down" and "Photograph" are also being featured on XM Radio's podcast as well as on "The Big Takeover" on Breakthrough Radio.

Set List

I'll tell you everything
Five minutes
Hold on to me
Until morning
Walk away
All that's left
This side