Little Anchor
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Little Anchor

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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"Meet Little Anchor"

“Cabellon’s cooing and her bandmate’s deftly-navigated idyllic instrumentation proves a most agreeable match, languidly pastoral and perfect summer afternoon fare. Verily, verily recommended.” - Fuzzy Logic


"Musebox's Interview With Little Anchor"

“With great attention to detail to her life’s journeys, brought to fruition with both somber and elated melodic vocals, and the crescendo and respective decrescendo throughout “Yellow Lights,” you’re can’t help but to be taken onto Alexa’s boat, where beneath it roll the wave’s ebbs and flows, carrying the momentum of her Little Anchor.” - Musebox


"Yellow Lights Vinyl of the Month"

"The EP refuses to lose momentum, quickly transitioning into another rhythmically charged pop-rock track (“Lady Tennessee”) that, in a less corrupt commercial radio environment, would certainly be in heavy rotation." - Performer Magazine


"AOL Spinner Video of the Day "Lady Tennessee""

"David Yoon, one of the co-directors for the video, along with Cynthia Chou, was the one behind the concept of a 'beauty pageant gone wrong' for 'Lady Tennessee,'" vocalist Alexa Cabellon tells Spinner. "We worked with David on our first video for 'Until Our Eyes Adjust,' and wanted this one to have more of a narrative to it, plus the idea of bringing in choreographed dancers was exciting for both of us! We shot the video at The Jalopy Theatre in Red Hook, Brooklyn on Easter Sunday afternoon, and have to give all the contestants and moms a huge hand for leaving the Theatre covered in tomatoes."
- Spinner


"Little Anchor's "Until Our Eyes Adjust""

"haunting, hugging, somehow heartbreaking 'Until Our Eyes Adjust'" - Knocks from the Underground


"Music Monday"

"Mondays are for taking the boat out." - The Music Slut


"Gentle Sway with Little Anchor"

"The band is successfully fishing in the pond of 'sweet-and-whisper' songs." - Apply Some Pressure


"An Annotated Bibliography of My 2010 Earbud Addictions"

"So beautiful." - Umpteenth Street


"New Luyas Video, North Highlands/Twi Show Review"

"Makes sweet, largely acoustic songs" - Brooklyn Vegan


"AOL Spinner Free MP3 Download of the Day"

Artist: Little Anchor
Hail From: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Song: 'Until Our Eyes Adjust'
Sounds Like: Anni Rossi, Aimee Mann

In Their Words: "Paul McCartney once said, 'Some people wanna fill the world with silly love songs ... and what's wrong with that?' This song originated from playing 'Blackbird' on the guitar too many times to count, and it ended up being about that moment right before you fall asleep next to someone you care deeply about -- where feelings of vulnerability, love, and uncertainty all overlap." -- Vocalist Alexa Cabellon - AOL Spinner


"Little Anchor"

"A voice that melts the ice in our veins." - Knox Road


Discography

Sunland EP (2010)
Until Our Eyes Adjust Single (2011)
Yellow Lights EP (September 2011)

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Little Anchor blends the storytelling and simplicity of the Northwest with New York influenced pop sensibility.

The Brooklyn-based four-piece was initially conceived over a long weekend in a cabin on the Columbia River Gorge as the solo project of Pacific Northwest native, Alexa Cabellon in May 2009. Upon her return to New York, the small front-woman with big ideas shared her material with friends and former NYU classmates Kendrick Lo (guitar), Thomas White (bassist), and Ian Chang (percussion), who now complete the group.

Following their first gig at a tiny café deep within New York City’s Chinatown, Cabellon finished writing the group’s debut EP Sunland in the early winter of 2010. Self-released on June 17, 2010, Sunland combines heavy melodies, thoughtful lyrics, and sweet yet versatile vocals.

From the Sunland EP, Little Anchor redesigned, rerecorded, and re-imagined the song “Until Our Eyes Adjust” at Galuminum Foil Productions with recording engineer and producer, Gary Atturio. The hauntingly delicate first single off of Yellow Lights, “Until Our Eyes Adjust” was released in February and features four-part string arrangements written by Gabriel Gall and Ian Davis of The Relatives and performed by fellow NYU classmates Josh Henderson on violin and viola, and Kristine Kruta on cello.

Following the release of “Until Our Eyes Adjust,” the band returned to the studio with Atturio to record the rest of the EP in the spring of 2011. Yellow Lights showcases Cabellon’s smoothly rich voice amid a collection of songs that vary from the smart, rhythm heavy opening track, “Don’t Be Scared to Move,” which includes pots and pans recorded in the kitchen of Cabellon’s Brooklyn apartment, to her strength as a ballad songwriter in the lush and dreamy arrangements of “A Sentimental Way” and “SEA/MD,” to the hard-hitting, anthemic closing track, “When You’re Looking.”

Yellow Lights – a reference to the reflective moments held within each track that serve as reminders to slow down – was released digitally on September 6, 2011. Limited edition 12” 45rpm vinyl with hand-drawn artwork by Barclay Douglas was released at the Yellow Lights EP Release Party at Glasslands in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 with Amy Klein (of Titus Andronicus) and Miracles of Modern Science.