August 2015 Local Music Reviews

Local Review: The Anchorage – Regrow

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Anchorage – Regrow

The Anchorage
Regrow

Self-Released
Street: 04.07
The Anchorage = (Rx Bandits + The Expendables) / Mad Caddies

According to their Facebook page, The Anchorage was formed “from the dormant remains of various SLC-based ska bands.” The Anchorage have a surprisingly intricate sound for a ska band, making them almost an alt-rock band with a horn section. Vocalist/guitarist Derek Harman has a voice you wouldn’t automatically associate with a band with so many ska/reggae influences—he is capable of getting very soft and melodic while still giving a snarl in the song “Stereotype.” There is an excessive amount of nameless, transitory tracks that could have been made into full songs, but the album is rare and unique. Anyone who is a fan of the local ska/punk/indie scene should definitely pick up a copy.–Ali Shimkus