Anna McClellan

Bootleg Theater Presents

Anna McClellan

Staffers, Media Jeweler

Fri. May 4, 2018

8:30 pm

Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage

Los Angeles, CA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Anna McClellan
Anna McClellan
"With a voice that ripples both with qualities of the fatally bored and the endlessly yearning, McClellan’s odd lyrical perspective works just as well: always feeling it’s obsessed with the textures and the deficiencies of the biological world — feet, blood, breath. When it looks outward, it knows how vast the universe can be, but makes no effort to contextualize it. Fear, death and consciousness loom large, but they are mostly shapeless."
-Hear Nebraska
Staffers
Staffers
Loud pop project from Omaha, Nebraska, living in Washington, DC.
Media Jeweler
Media Jeweler
At about 9:30 PM on the June day we wrapped “1-800-SUCCEED,” we walked over to the local Pawtucket dive to celebrate, just as we did upon completion of album one, with jello shots. Same as it ever was. Despite posted operating hours, we were greeted by a locked door and no explanation in a completely still, silent neighborhood fraught with urban decay.



There’s no cure-all elixir for feeling lost or confused and attempts at suppression may have some side effects. “1-800-SUCCEED” is the unavoidable hangover that follows our first foray into multi-level marketing, “$99 R/T Hawaii” — the promise of a better, or at least other, place within reach.



We bought and sold the dream.



While deep in an unsustainable REM slumber, escapist ambitions took a nosedive out of that budget airliner, artlessly hurtling back to earth with no recourse.



Maybe there was nothing to celebrate. There’s no tube amp warm enough, no microphone sensitive enough, no pickup sweet enough to shake off the debris of this world. You can’t snap your fingers and step out of this claustrophobic plane of existence. “1-800-SUCCEED” is the sound of this realization.



“1-800-SUCCEED” was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Machines With Magnets in Pawtucket, RI by Seth Manchester and Keith Souza (Lightning Bolt, Battles, Load Records).
Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater - Bar Stage
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
http://www.bootlegtheater.org/