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ANR is the project formerly known as Awesome New Republic, first celebrated here via an Artist To Watch post on the solo works of the duo's John Hancock. Before long John had taken back his first…   Read Story »
Florida duo Awesome New Republic, comprising BTW Michael-John Hancock and Brian Robertson, are following this year's Rational Geographic Vol. I with its sequel, Rational Geographic Vol. II. "Florida"…   Read Story »
Previously loved Miami duo ANR, the primary project of BTW John Hancock, have put their new Rational Geographic Vol. 1 up for free download at Then they got covered by Blair Waldorf.…   Read Story »
The crapshoot buffet of 25 minute sets from overextended bands is now closed, thanks. When you're out all day and all night, you encounter lots -- some undercooked and unpalatable flller, some that's…   Read Story »
It's totally reductive to associate Memorial Day Weekend solely with drinking and eating (and not, you know, Memorializing), but here it is, that special weekend custom made for welcoming summer,…   Read Story »
Last year we cast a light on a young artist to watch John Hancock, whose genre-tripping, soulful solo debut Part Mongolian we found "addictive if not maddening." The 26-year-old first came on our…   Read Story »
Our first introduction to John Hancock came via his jammy, dystopian art-rock group Empirical Mile, born in the bowels of the University of Miami School Of Music and gone as quickly as the buzz they…   Read Story »