anarbor

Anarbor is an American alternative rock band from Phoenix, Arizona that was formed in 2003.  The band is currently made up of Slade Echeverria (lead vocals, bass) and guitarist Dave Melillo.  The  band was initially known as “Troop 101” but later changed their name.  In April 2008, the band was signed to Hopeless Records while still attending high school in Arizona.  Since then, the band has released four EP’s and two studio albums.

The band started playing together in Greg Garrity’s garage.  The band played their first show on July 17, 2003, at Skateland in Chandler, Arizona.  Shortly after their first show, bassist Jess Myers joined the group.  The band continued to play all across the Phoenix metro area throughout their high school years.  In December 2004, the band went into the studio to record their debut EP, “You Brought This On Yourself,” which was released locally in May 2005.

Two years later, the band released their second EP, “Hearing Colors, Seeing Sounds,” which was released digitally in March 2008 and peaked at No. 62 on Amazon.com’s Top Album chart.

The band’s first studio release through Hopeless Records, “The Natural Way,” was released on August 19, 2008.  The band’s first four songs from the album were released digitally and debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Top Singles Album Chart .  In October 2008, Jess Myers announced she would be leaving the band due to their excessive touring and her interest in going to college.

On April 20, 2010, the band released their first full length studio album, “The Words You Don’t Swallow,”  which peaked at number 50 on Billboard’s Independent Album Chart and No. 16 on the Heatseekers chart.

On May 6, 2013, Anarbor announced that their new album would be called “Burnout” and that it would be released via Hopeless Records on June 4.  By May 29, 2013, the entire album was uploaded to YouTube so fan could get an early listen.  “Burnout” was released as planned on June 4.

The band is currently working on an upcoming album for 2014.  Check out some of their biggest hits below.

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