“Hoist” by Code Anchor

Code Anchor returns with fun song “Hoist”.  With influences ranging from Umphreys McGee, Foo Fighters, Queen, and most notably Incubus with the vocal timbre.  With gritty guitars and soaring harmonies this well produced rock outfit creates a sound a millennial might have discovered on ATV Offroad Fury or other extreme sports soundtrack.  The music video features a compilation of old footage which seems hastily compiled together as opposed to the music which sounds very purposeful in the composition, examples being where harmonies are and where instruments drop in and out as well as the call and response and punk rock ending.  Definitely worth a listen if you’re a fan of hard rock music.

Press notes:

“It’s been almost a decade since the release of their first album, Rosada, and about 9 years since they broke up, but the biggest Long Island rock band you’ve never heard of, Code Anchor, is back with their final tribute: one last album. With the release of this album no tour will follow, no press, no social media updates, nothing. The band members are scattered across the country and have long moved on from their days packing venues and touring the country in a shabby van, but their unmistakable friendship and brotherhood keeps luring them back together. For the past 2 years, they’ve been sharing clips, ideas and recordings with each other and have completed a 13 track album full of songs they never got a chance to record. This album is a memorial, a tribute, a melodic keepsake.

They’ve sought the help of Kickstarter to fund this final album; a work not made for profit but for safe keeping.

Quick bio:

Code Anchor was born and bred in Commack, New York. Originally founded by the core songwriting duo of Dan Keller and Ryan Schiff, the line-up has since evolved into the current 4-piece roster, including bassist Bill Burns and drummer Scotty Zwang.

Their goal from the start was to write and perform songs that are melodic, catchy, explosive, intelligent, dance-able and most of all… original. Code Anchor has an innumerable amount of influences, which encompass such genres as rock, jazz, punk, hip-hop, reggae, metal, funk, bossa nova, bluegrass, and, of course, video game music.”

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Musician releasing music under self created record label

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