Full Body Anchor

Full Body Anchor

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Imagine if you took all the things that you love about 90's/Indie/Alternative rock and combined that with all the things you wished your favorite bands from that era had done...That's Full Body Anchor!

Biography

Full Body Anchor is a Boston-based indie rock band that was formed in March of 2009. Major influences include Shudder to Think, HUM, Archers of Loaf, Deftones, and Queens of the Stone Age. Helmed by distinctly powerful vocals, Full Body Anchor’s music deftly veers from dark complexity to sing-along simplicity. Rich, interlocking guitars and an explosive rhythm section complement the vocals, making for an intense listening experience that is as heavy as it is heartfelt. In a word, Full Body Anchor’s presence is undeniable.

After spending many years playing drums or guitar in punk rock bands, Eric decided it was time to bring his “dream project” to fruition; an indie rock/90’s alternative band featuring Eric strictly on vocals, with no instrument to hide behind. The idea was as scary as it was exciting. Eric quickly enlisted Kristin on guitar, and the songwriting began. With three or four song ideas, the duo began searching for a drummer and a bass player to make Eric’s vision a reality. After mulling over a list of potential drummers, Eric called Kevin Pickering, a local musician and longtime soundguy. Though unsure of the nature of the project, Kevin accepted the invitation to come down to the rehearsal space and jam a while. After hearing the tunes and bonding over a mutual love of Queens of the Stone Age, Kevin was in! A few weeks later, the trio began the search for a bass player. They called Amy, a friend and guitar player who’s been in many varied bands over the years, even playing alongside Eric in Darkbuster for a time. Despite not being a bass player, she was at the top of their list; they figured she was versatile enough to be a great fit if she was up to the challenge of learning a new instrument. Amy, excited to be part of the new band, agreed to give the bass a try. After some more writing and rehearsing, however, this plan was nixed after it became apparent that having two guitar players would benefit the band, ensuring a richer, more textured sound. Now the real struggle began; finding the right bass player. With a few songs under their belt, the band asked Dennis, a friend and another guitar player by trade, to check out the nascent tunes. Dennis was so interested in the band’s sound and common influences that he immediately accepted bass responsibilities. It was a perfect fit, both musically and personally, and Full Body Anchor was finally complete and free to begin creating, writing, recording, and performing.

WORTH MENTIONING:

- Participant in Boston's 2011 Rock n' Roll Rumble (April 2011)

- Feature in Boston Phoenix ("Full Body Anchor Rebuild their own Alt-Rock Nation" - August 2011)

- Feature in Boston's Stuff Magazine ("Boston <3s the 9tz: Today's hot new crop of local bands have (sorta) old souls" - June 2011)

- Feature on NECN morning show (September 20, 2011)

PRESS QUOTES:

“Full Body Anchor’s debut EP impresses with its frenetic vocals and aggressive guitars. ”- Johnny Anguish, Daykamp Music

“The band's latest, The Restless EP, their third release, is a collection of five songs that straddle the line between romantic and anthemic. Think a heavier Buffalo Tom, with the screamy fuzz of Archers of Loaf and the fiercely droning effects of Hum. ” - Luke O'Neill, Stuff Magazine

“Their sound consist of dense, ringing, atmospheric guitars, strong near operatic male lead vocals, high female background vocals and precise stops and starts during the songs- arty at times, poppy at times but never wimpy; always intense.” - Jim Vaca, Thrash N' Bang.com

“Rice Edmonston’s vocals are riveting as they soar above the beautiful racket. Let it ring out. Amazing.” - Johnny Anguish, Daykamp Music

"Local alt-indie five-piece Full Body Anchor play the kind of complex, grimy tunes that are broadcasted on the PA-system of smart-people-brains when they’re absolutely wasted." - JPat, Boston's Weekly Dig

"There are definitely times when I feel like there’s nothing new under the sun, but then a band like Full Body Anchor comes along and I get excited about rock ’n’ roll again." - Kevin Finn, The Noise

“Full Body Anchor blew us away and left us saying “Now THAT was a Rumble set.” - Richard Bouchard - Boston Band Crush (Recap of the 2011 Rock 'n" Roll Rumble)

“Full Body Anchor is my favorite live act in town right now...”
Kevin Finn - The Noise (Rumble recap)

“Best of 2010" - Ashley Willard - Boston Band Crush

"[Full Body Anchor's] “Offering” is a sonic powerhouse in that it fills up the horizon from border to border with its own majesty. There is nothing about “Offering” that is not huge, sweeping and gracefully overpowering in a “wind-at-your-back” way." - CD Di Guardi, C.D. on Songs (bostonbandcrush.net)

Lyrics

Borderline

Written By: Full Body Anchor

INK OUT THE BOARD
HAD THE WORDS
THERE THEY WERE…….GONE
TURN DOWN THE NOISE
FORCED THEY ARE
HATE THEM ALL……..FAIL

ALL IVE GOT IS THIS SIMPLE MIND
TIRED OF TRYING
ALL IVE GOT IS THIS SIMPLE MIND
AND I CANT STAND IT
ALL NIGHT LONG
I CANT CARRY ON
BORDERLINE, BORDERLINE

SO WHAT, A VOICE?
HERE YOU TRY,
FIND ONE THING TO SAY
WISH YOU WEREN’T SO BORED
SHOULD I SAY SOMETHING THAT’S NOT SO STRANGE?

ALL IVE GOT IS THIS SIMPLE MIND
TIRED OF TRYING
ALL IVE GOT IS THIS SIMPLE MIND
AND I CANT STAND IT
ALL NIGHT LONG
I CANT CARRY ON
BORDERLINE, BORDERLINE

Catch/Release

Written By: Full Body Anchor

WHATS THIS NOISE
THAT’S COMING FROM YOUR MOUTH?
WE CANNOT DECIDE WHO'S SIDE YOUR ON

WHILE WE WATCH
THESE THOUGHTS THEY CROSS OUR MINDS
HAVE WE MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE
OR COULD IT BE US TO BLAME

IVE BEEN SET FREE
IVE BEEN RELEASED

NOW WELL WAIT
4 YEARS WITH NERVOUS BREATH
I CANT BELIEVE WERE FIGHTING OVER THIS
I'M FEELING SICK, SO SICK!

IVE BEEN SET FREE
IVE BEEN RELEASED

Drown Control

Written By: Full Body Anchor

WAKE UP YOUR STILL ON THE SAME SIDE OF
THOUGHTS FROM THE NIGHT BEFORE WEIGH ON YOUR MIND
WALK THE SAME WAY OR YOU JUST MIGHT DIE
TRY SO HARD TO LOOK AWAY

YOU JUST…

DROWN CONTROL
YOU TRUST
DROWN CONTROL
YOU MUST
HOLD, LET GO
DROWN CONTROL

SURELY THIS ALL HAS TO END SOMETIME
SWALLOW THE PILL JUST TO CLEANSE YOUR MIND
NO I’M NOT OKAY
I’M OKAY
ANXIOUSLY WAITING FOR CHANGE…

DROWN CONTROL
YOU TRUST
DROWN CONTROL
YOU MUST
HOLD, LET GO!
DROWN CONTROL

I DON’T KNOW WHY
IT JUST FEELS RIGHT
LIES, LIES, LIES

Blackout

Written By: Full Body Anchor

IS THIS WHAT YOU WANTED
ALL OF US TO KNOW?
ALL THIS TIME UNFOUNDED
EVERYTHING UNTRUE

CASE IN POINT
AUDIENCE OF ONE
CURSE THOSE EYES UPON YOU
YOU LOVE

OH NO, HE’S DONE
TAKE THAT BASTARD HOME
YOU’VE COME UNDONE
TAKE THAT BASTARD HOME

THOUGH I LIKED YOUR STORY
SEEMS THERE’S LOTS OF HOLES
AT LEAST IT WASN’T BORING
SIMMERED DOWN TO CHORDS

NOW YOU’RE SHY?
WIPE YOUR NOSE ON YOUR SLEEVE
FIND SOME NEW EARS TO BLEED

OH NO, HE’S DONE
TAKE THAT BASTARD HOME
YOU’VE COME UNDONE
TAKE THAT BASTARD HOME

Taste of Leather

Written By: Full Body Anchor

HAVE YOU BEEN FORCED TO READ THE LIES?
I SEE A BLANK PAGE
I SEE A KNIFE
FALL, FALL, FALL ON THE KNIFE
ON THE KNIFE

GOLD, BLOOD, FAITH, WINE
TASTE OF LEATHER
HOPE, GUILT, SEX, CRIME
TASTE OF LEATHER
STAND, KNEEL, SING, CRY
TASTE OF LEATHER

HAVE YOU BEEN TOLD TO STAND IN LINE?
I SEE THE MASSES
SOULESS MINDS
FALL, FALL, FALL ON THE KNIFE
ON THE KNIFE

GOLD, BLOOD, FAITH, WINE
TASTE OF LEATHER
HOPE, GUILT, SEX, CRIME
TASTE OF LEATHER
STAND, KNEEL, SING, CRY
TASTE OF LEATHER

Offering

Written By: Full Body Anchor

TIDY UP YOUR ROOM
AND THE BROOM CLOSET OF DOOM
WASH OUT ALL THOSE SKELETONS YOU OWN

HIDE BEHIND YOUR EYES
PLAY THE VICTIM YOU DESPISE
CAST THE BLAME ON EVERYTHING YOU KNOW

AND WE KNOW YOU’RE OFFERING
AND WE KNOW YOU’RE WRONG

CHOKE OUT ALL YOUR PRIDE
RUN AWAY FROM WHATS INSIDE
SOON YOU’LL FIND IT’S LEFT YOU ALL ALONE

AND WE KNOW YOU’RE OFFERING
AND WE KNOW YOU’RE WRONG

1 in 150

Written By: Full Body Anchor

WHAT IS ANGER?
WHAT IS LOVE?
I HAVE FELT THEM BEFORE
THIS I’M SURE

ENDLESS MEMORY
CROWDED MIND
I WILL KEEP TO MYSELF
STILL I’M FINE

BORED AND RESTLESS
JUST LIKE YOU
BORED AND RESTLESS

WHEN YOU ASK ME
HOW I FEEL
IT’S LIKE I’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE
AND NOTHING’S REAL

BORED AND RESTLESS
JUST LIKE YOU
BORED AND RESTLESS TOO…

I AM BORED AND RESTLESS JUST LIKE YOU, BORED AND RESTLESS!

Sound Searching

Written By: Full Body Anchor

SOUND SEARCHING
FOUND, FOUND
SOUND SEARCHING
FOUND, FOUND

CAN U FEEL THAT SONG
IT’S MINE, MINE
CANT YOU HEAR THAT SONG
IT’S LOUD, LOUD
WHEN I FIGURE OUT THE CHORDS
I WILL WRITE THESE WORDS
TRY AND TRY AGAIN
THEN YOU WILL SING ALONG WITH

SOUND SEARCHING
FOUND, FOUND
SOUND SEARCHING
FOUND, FOUND

WHEN YOU HEAR THIS SONG
IT’S OURS, OURS
WHEN WE PLAY THIS SONG
IT’S LOUD, LOUD
WHEN WE SHARE THIS WITH YOU ALL
WE WILL BE AS ONE
TIME AND TIME AGAIN
YOU CAN SING ALONG WITH, SOUND

Discography

"3 Songs" - EP released 10/1/09
"The Blackout EP" released 10/1/10
"The Restless EP" released 3/1/11

Set List

Set time: approx 45 minutes (can be adjusted as needed)

Weight (*New - unreleased)
Fly By Night
Drown Control
Taste of Leather
Overload
Blackout
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1 in 150
Sound Searching
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Pity Ego (*New - unreleased)
Taste of Leather
Offering
Catch/Release
Borderline