ANML with Mobley
June 17 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Whether her music has slipped into your consciousness behind hit TV shows (Fox’s Lucifer, The Royals, VICE, Wentworth, VICELAND, The Fosters, So You Think You Can Dance, Mustangs FC, Reed Krakoff adds), or from her own visually stunning live multi-media concerts, ANML’s message is strong, her voice is quirkily recognizable, and her passion is contagious. This Canadian born, LA based singer/songwriter/producer isn’t afraid to walk the edge in sound and in vision.
Puking rainbows, gun to head, exploding animals, human road kill, a pregnant woman on a corss… she will put herself in the way of comfort in order to bring her message, vision and feelings into the forefront, displayed through her lovingly charming Canadian personality. From her numerous television and trailer placements, her stunningly intense live show featuring 3 drummers a small choir and a 3d mapped human size cage, to her provocative videos and photography, ANML brings a genre best described as “hardcore witch pop”.
Cutting vocals in the woods behind his college dorm. Mixing in the backseat of a sedan. Sneaking into the music department after hours to teach himself to play new instruments (and sneaking out before the faculty arrived in the morning). From the start, Mobley’s work has been marked by solitude, ingenuity, and a drive that could only be called obsessive. Whether you experience the Austin-based artist on record or at one of his incomparable one-man band concerts, the passion is palpable in every aspect. He singlehandedly writes, performs, & produces his music, designs his artwork, directs his videos, produces his multimedia live shows, and even builds new instruments to carry out his vision.
Most recently, he’s composed dozens of pieces for stage and television (HBO, Fox, NBC), played hundreds of US and international tour dates (with the likes of Phantogram, JUNGLE, Cold War Kids, Mutemath & Robert Delong and at festivals like ACL, SXSW, CMJ, Savannah Stopover and Float Fest), and recorded (then scrapped) two albums in pursuit of the songs that would become his next release, Fresh Lies, Vol. I. The music — which Mobley calls “post-genre pop” — defies easy classification, but uses the familiar form of love songs to explore the intricacies of his relationship with his country. The project is the first installment of what Mobley envisions as a career-spanning song cycle addressing the theme, with plans to release a volume for each generation of his family since his ancestors were first brought to the continent.