Anika – “No One’s There”

Multi-instrumentalist/political journalist/cratedigger Anika DJ’d our 2011 SXSW collaboration with Sacred Bones. In the recap, I mentioned hoping she’d come back and actually play at some point: Her self-titled debut’s a dark dub/no wave/punk-inflected, electro-shrouded collection that plods and fucks with time and iced Nico-isms in compellingly distant, engaged ways. It was produced by Portishead’s Geoff Barrow — on it, she’s backed by his other band, Beak>. Get a taste via the three-song “No One’s There” digital EP. It features the album version of “No One’s There,” a dub “edit,” and a new one, “He Needs Me.”

A video for “No One’s There” by Mintonfilm:

Anika is out now via Stones Throw. You can stream the album here:

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