The Anywheres

The Anywheres

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The Anywheres are an energetic power trio that grooves like the Chili Peppers and rocks like Jane's Addiction.

Biography

The Anywheres’ fusion of alternative pop, punk, and Chili Peppers-style funk, is molded by guitarist/vocalist Frankie Barile, bassist Tom Knabbe, and drummer Jimmy Abdale. By combining a true sense of pop melody with a calorie-burning live show, the Anywheres, armed with their new EP Sidecar, are poised to become real wave-makers in the fishbowl that is the New York music scene and beyond.

Former 1st grade classmates and veterans of the early ‘00’s alternative outfit Station 2, Knabbe and Abdale joined forces with Barile in the summer of 2004. Early sets in Long Island and Manhattan clubs showed promise and potential, showcasing Barile’s towering bellow as just one of the band’s trademarks. Throughout ’05 and ‘06, the Anywheres tightened their live set and wrote together, culminating in The Anywheres, the group’s self-produced debut album. The album, a true hybrid of styles, prompted Good Times Magazine to proclaim the Anywheres as “already better than some of the regional acts that signed to national indies of late…not just any band; a band with a real future, performing real music.”

With a full-length LP in their catalog, the live shows commenced to take off. Crowd favorites developed rapidly, led by the audience scream-along “Start the Clock,” the profound funkiness of “The Swear,” and the raw, jagged edges of “Lube.” During this time, the Anywheres shared stages with such notable bands as Phantom Planet, Wheatus, and Badfish. Setting the Anywheres apart from other bands was the prominence of the bass guitar, which Knabbe began to exercise as a lead instrument more than ever.

In 2009, the Anywheres were ready to step into the studio again, this time selecting veteran producer/engineer Damon Whittemore to man the helm at Brooklyn’s GödelString Studio. What they ended up with was Sidecar: a four-song EP that captured the openness, intensity, and musicianship of the Anywheres at their respective peaks. Sidecar’s first track, “(If I’m Not) Mistaken,” is a funky, frolicking romp through the band’s psyche, that has Barile manically declaring, “If I was a time bomb, I already blew!” “LoDuca,” a groovy-grungy tune that is equal parts Gnarls Barkley and Nirvana, comes complete with a scorching Abdale drum solo and a screaming finale. “Punctual,” an indie power ballad of sorts, features Barile’s brother Matt on piano and showcases the Anywheres at their most poignant and melancholic, with Barile reliving the details of heartbreak with poetic honesty. It is the EP’s closer, “RocketFuel,” a mid-tempo rocker that recalls the murkier side of Pearl Jam, which contains perhaps the EP’s most fittingly contradictory lyric: “It’s only mind games/It’s only war.”

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Lyrics

(If I'm Not) Mistaken

Written By: Frank Barile

car alarms are blasting
parading in the night
keeping up the neighbors
but i've been up all right
working out the puzzle
you left inside my head
the neon lights are trouble
but I can't go to bed
cuz you've got me pacing,
racing 'round the room
my eyeballs are aching
airtight and foolproof
I watched you stiff and silent
through a haze of hot chain-smoke
well, if that's your answer
the question is a joke

now you've got me pacing, racing 'round the room
if I was a time bomb, I already blew
if I'm not mistaken, I told you the truth

poetry's aloof now
to this tired tongue
all I've got is prose
but this verse has left me numb
one place left to go when
the truth gets you nowhere
one place left to go when
you're tearing out your hair
cuz you've got me pacing,
racing 'round the room
truth can fool the eyeballs
but I'll never fool you
You watched me talk 'til sunrise
and your head never turned
I watched you make decisions
without a single word

now you've got me pacing, racing 'round the room
if I was a time bomb, I already blew
if I'm not mistaken, I told you the truth

sucking back the coffee
at the diner bar
scanning through the timeline
that's brought us where we are
meant to tell you sooner
and I'm pretty sure I did
still singing the same tune
yeah I'm pretty sure it is
you've still got me pacing,
racing 'round the room
if I was a time bomb
I already blew
If I'm not mistaken,
I told you the truth!

now you've got me pacing, racing 'round the room
if I was a time bomb, I already blew
if I'm not mistaken, I told you the truth

LoDuca

Written By: Frank B


deep inside your lover's head
down below the words that you once said
lies an ocean floor
and while you rest on her seabed
the Atlantic coast is where she heads
and she'll crawl upon its shore
and slowly bury you in sand
wave goodbye as you submerge in land
and she will be free forever more

but when you find your way back
to that ocean floor
when you find your way back
you won't find what you're looking for

way out beyond montauk point
lies the truth that always disappointed you
you should have never let her go
but ain't that sunset pretty now?
ain't her beauty something to avow?
and she'll never rise for you again

when you find your way back
to that ocean floor
when you find your way back
you won't find what you're looking for
when you find your way back
to that ocean floor
when you find your way back
you'd better think it over

Punctual

Written By: Frank Barile

darkness falls and so my love
i feel a little bit colder
cuz my guitar won't sing for me tonight
and these chords don't sound the same
and these words- they sound so lame
because heartache brings out all the worst cliches

the night sky cries and so do I
I know it's finally over
my cellphone gasps its dying breath
and I am left on the shoulder
what would you sacrifice to know
that things will be better?
I still want to turn this around
without ever having to turn my back on you

you stood at your doorstep
as I rolled away so slow
that's the last time I saw your crystal eyes
and I know that they've been shattered since
but it's the one thing I can't fix

i will try to share my love
as we both get older
time will tell if you'll share yours with me
but my heart don't feel the same
and my thoughts they seem insane
as I step out of this car into the pouring rain

you stood at your doorstep
as I drove off for new york
that's the last time I saw your crystal eyes
and I know that they once sucked me in
and I was helpless to resist
I know that they've been broken since
but it's the one thing I can't fix

i blame you for nothing
except for what you are
and to me that's everything

Lube

Written By: The Anywheres

Waves of promise
Are spilling over
Out of the cauldron that
You once spoke from
Now your words have
Become a jukebox
The songs recycled
You beg for quarters
But I can't hear you
You're too loud for me
And when you whisper, well
You just bore me
But just keep talking
I need the company
And maybe someday
I'll tell you just what you've become

But you'll never love what you become
'cause you can't love what you once hated,
You'll never love what you become

You say you're straight
As a brick wall
And your intentions
Are pure as snowfall
But I see your eyes
And they're as crooked
As a city skyline,
You wrote the book on it
I've been reading and
I've been turning
These scattered pages
And I've been learning that
What comes down to just
A few seconds can
Make the difference
Between what you are and what you'll become

But you'll never love what you become
'cause you can't love what you once hated,
You'll never love what you become

First impressions are
Always lasting and
My life's movie is
Always casting so
Pick your new role
As an extra and
Earn your paycheck,
Just fucking stay there and
Maybe one day
We'll both look back at this
And then I'll say
What a good friend you've been
If that's the case it's
Such a disgrace
To hear myself say that
I really hate what I've become

But you'll never love what you become
'cause you can't love what you once hated,
You'll never love what you become

Discography

2009 - Sidecar (EP)
Track Listing:
01: (If I'm Not) Mistaken
02: LoDuca
03: Puntual
04: Rocket Fuel

2005 - The Anywheres (LP)
Track Listing:
01: Squirrelwood Road
02: Start the Clock
03: Summer Song
04: Breathing In
05: The Swear
06: Intro To...
07: New Tonight
08: Lube
09: D.E.F.
10: End on the Six
11: Bottom of Yourself
12: Fascinating (Bonus Track)

Set List

The Anywheres typically play sets that last from 45 minutes to over an hour and a half. They make sure to keep fans on their toes with new music all the time, but also comfortable by playing the older favorites. They rarely cover material, but have been known to break out their own interpretation of Bob Marley's "Waiting in Vain" occasionally.
Recent set list from a performance at the Ace Of Clubs:
01: (If I'm Not) Mistaken
02: Falling Back Asleep (new song)
03: Rocket Fuel
04: Punctual
05: Lube
06: Randall (new song)
07: Hot Dogs on the Grill
08: Start the Clock
09: LoDuca