What do a mechanic, exterminator, office administrator and audio engineer have in common? Well, besides being honest career choices, each of the four people in question make up ¼ of Earth Anchor– a heavy-hitting rock band who calls Portland, Oregon home.
Earth Anchor proved their self-sufficiency early on with no deterrence from quality or excellence. In less than a year, the quartet released 2 EP’s, 1 music video and an album of B-sides and covers with no outside help.
Kevin Carafa moved from New Jersey to the other side of the nation to start Earth Anchor on guitar. He handles ALL of the mixing and mastering of ALL of the band’s output. Andrew Carreon and Todd Fowler showed great interest in the original 4 Earth Anchor tunes (Outshined EP) when they were posted online. Together, they make up the band’s rhythm section. Additionally, Andrew handled the editing duties of their debut music video which perfectly represents the band and their relatable songs. Heather Steele binds everything together with her emotional melodies and sincere lyrics.
You won’t find over-the-top story lines or a giant back-line of fake guitar cabs with Earth Anchor. Nor are they masked by skunky hair-dos (PEE-YEW!) and caked on make-up or flashy photos and “fake” production. What you will find are four passionate people combining their various abilities to play songs they wrote and love: truly the greater sum of the individual parts. Listen to them at their (current) best on their sophomore EP, “Virtue and Fault” below.
In 2010, Eric Stroud, shark enthusiast, bought a church in the small town of Canajoharie, NY in order to take advantage of the immaculate organ that it houses. In the summer of 2011, he opened its doors for a weekend to let 13 bands stay, play and record. This is documentary of that weekend. Despite this being a “church” retreat, there was nothing really religious about it except for the fact that Eric’s a saint for letting us do this! Download full sets FOR FREE here: http://www.ccrlive.bandcamp.com