12/15/2016

Dais Records to re-issue ANNIE ANXIETY 'Soul Possession' LP (originally on Corpus Christi)

DAIS RECORDS TO RE-ISSUE ANNIE ANXIETY's SOUL POSSESSION  LP
ORIGINALLY RELEASED ON CRASS RECORDS SUB-LABEL CORPUS CHRISTI
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LP OUT JANUARY 6, 2017
LITTLE ANNIE TO TOUR WITH SWANS IN SPRING 2017

                                                                  
Many influential characters graced the stage of Max’s Kansas City within the creative zeitgeist of New York City during the late 1970’s, but one local native named Annie Bandez thrust herself into the downtown scene with her punk ensemble Annie and the Asexuals, establishing her nom de plume Annie Anxiety (later known as “Little Annie”) and colliding head-on with the social norms of contemporary punk culture entangling the city at that time.

After a couple years of disintegrated pursuits in New York, Annie relocated to England, finding herself at the doorstep of the famed anarchro-commune Dial House headed by activist Penny Rimbaud. It was here that Annie Anxiety established herself as a singular artist and voice with her debut 1981 single “Barbed Wire Halo” on seminal Crass Records and forging a creative alliance with Crass members Penny Rimbaud and Eve Libertine. As the landscape of punk in the United Kingdom was shifting towards a more diverse, multicultural focal point, artists such as Annie Anxiety found themselves exploring musical signatures in styles such as dub reggae and rocksteady. 

In the summer of 1983, Annie began work at Southern Studios on what would be her first full length endeavor which encompassed all of her creative assets at that time.  Employing the expertise of legendary dub producer Adrian Sherwood to realize this vision, Annie pulled together members of CrassFlux of Pink IndiansFamily FodderAfrican Head Charge, London Underground and Art Interface to record her groundbreaking dub industrial masterpiece.  Upon its initial release by the unofficial Crass off-shoot label Corpus Christi in 1984, Soul Possession started the avalanche of activity that would include dozens of releases and collaborations with Nurse With WoundCoilCurrent 93Swans and Marc Almond.

 
Little Annie on tour with Swans / Spring 2017:
3/08  Rockefeller - Oslo, Norway
3/09  Kraken Sthlm - Stockholm, Sweden
3/11  Grey Hall - Copenhagen, Denmark
3/12  VoxHall - Aarhus, Denmark
3/14  Fleda Club - Brno, Czech Republic
3/15  Taba Ka Kulturfabrik - Kosice, Slovakia
3/17  Legendos Klubas - Vilnius, Lithuania
3/19  Sentrum - Kiev, Ukraine
3/22  FORM Space Club - Cluj-Napoca, Romania
3/23  Control Club - Bucharest, Romania
3/24  MKC - Skopje, Macedonia
3/25  Dom Omladine - Belgrade, Serbia
3/27  Pogon Kulture - Rijeka, Croatia
3/28  Rote Fabrik Ziegel oh Lac - Zürich, Switzerland
3/29  FZW - Dortmund, Germany
3/30  Kompass Klub - Ghent, Belgium
3/31  Paradiso Music Hall – Amsterdam, Netherlands

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