Self-described musically as 'Stadium Lo-Fi,' the new album finds Analog Rebellion further blending seemingly disparate sonic qualities in total harmony. The resulting work is what The A.V. Club referred to as "raucous, dischordant, and a bit psychedelic."
Centered around the melodic and experimental songwriting of Texas natives Daniel Hunter and drummer Cory Harvard, the new Analog Rebellion LP "Ill'e Grande" benefits from the additional musical input of Taylor Pile (For Sleeping Or Jumping), Eric Messihi (For Sleeping Or Jumping), Dan Ellis (KidNapKin, Avril Lavigne) Jeremy Lee Given (Abadabad) as well as Anna Stromer (30 Seconds To Mars, The Dear Hunter).
It can also be said that the recording locales themselves contributed to the final product. These included an ex CIA spy tower in Berlin called 'The Devils Tower' by locals as well as UFO Sound Studios in Berlin--which in itself used to be a WWII era bomb shelter--and Strange Weather Studios in Brooklyn.
Speaking on the experience, Hunter says, "It definitely got me out of my comfort zone. I write and record a lot of my music in a spare bedroom in my house where I'm obviously very comfortable, so going to another country or state to write and record is an enormous change, in a good way."
Analog Rebellion will be touring in support of Ill'e Grande this spring and have confirmed an appearance at this year's SXSW festival in Austin.