Posted in music | tour dates on January 31, 2011

by BBG

Anika

Anika's new and self-titled LP skirts the lines between funk, no-wave, goth, dub, and a mish-mosh of many other genres with Nico-style vocals in front. It's odd, but very compelling, and her accompaniment is nothing short of on point which is to be expected when Beak> (Geoff Barrow of Porsishead, Billy Fuller and Matt Williams) is your backing band. Barrow also produced the record which you can listen to in its entirely below. Watch a video of her Yoko-Ono cover "Yang Yang" down there too. Pick up a copy of the record at her label Stones Throw.

Though Anika has no North American live tour dates scheduled, she will be on hand to DJ a ton of events in the next couple weeks - once in LA and six times in NYC. Three of those NY appearances are free: 2/10 she'll be at Gallery Bar with Blu Jemz, 2/12 at Trophy Bar & 2/14 at The Commodore. The remaining three NY DJ appearances are at Mercury Lounge on 2/9 spinning between sets at the Cubic Zirconia show (tickets), Glasslands on 2/11 where she'll spin in between sets by Javelin, High Life, & Monster Rally (tickets), and finally Santos Pary House on 2/16 as part of the previously discussed Beans show which now also includes Edan(!) with Paten Locke & Bluebird (tickets).

Anika will be performing live sometime later in the U.S. - maybe at the Portishead-curated I'll Be Your Mirror in NJ (maybe sooner), and definitely at the Portishead-curated I'll Be Your Mirror in London. I'll Be Your Mirror USA single day tickets are still on sale.

All upcoming dates, that video, and the album stream, below...

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Anika - Anika

Anika - Yang Yang

Anika Rehearsal

ANIKA - 2011 TOUR DATES
Feb 4 Los Angeles Natural History Museum w/ PB Wolf, Anika DJ Set
Feb 9 NYC Mercury Lounge. Anika DJ Set w/ Cubic Zerconia, Popo, Machinedrum, Party Supplies
Feb 10 NYC Gallery Bar (Basement). Anika DJ Set w/ Blu Jemz, Unemployed Lloyd
Feb 11 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands. Anika DJ Set w/ Javelin, High Life
Feb 12 Brooklyn, NY Trophy Bar. w/ DJ Duane Harriott, Veronika Vasicka, Anika DJ Set
Feb 14 Brooklyn, NY The Commodore. Anika DJ Set
Feb 14 NYC Santos Party House Beans, Edan, Paten Locke, Bluebird, Anika DJ Set
MAR 24 BREST / La Carène BREST, FRANCE
MAR 25 SAINT-LO / Le Normandy SAINT-LO, FRANCE
MAR 28 ANTWERP / Trix Club ANTWERP, BELGIUM
MAR 29 TOURCOING / Le Grand Mix
MAR 30 PARIS / Le Divan du Monde PARIS, FRANCE
MAR 31 NANTES / University NANTES, FRANCE
APR 1 Electronica en Abril, Barcelona BARCELONA, SPAIN
APR 2 SAINT-ETIENNE / Le Fil SAINT-ETIENNE, FRANCE
APR 3 GRENOBLE / Le Ciel GRENOBLE, FRANCE
APR 8 Electronica en Abril, Madrid MADRID, SPAIN
JUL 24 Alexandra Palace, London

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Comments (17)

Nice.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2011 8:27 PM

one of my favorite records of last year. hope she comes over with the band soon.

Posted by bill p | January 31, 2011 8:27 PM

Saw Edan play at Brooklyn bowl. Was amazing.(and all vinyl!)

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2011 9:58 PM


Valentines Day at The Commodore sounds pretty gooood.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2011 10:25 PM

Anika I likea.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2011 10:52 PM

what a babe

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2011 6:53 AM

iCum.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2011 8:04 AM

bringin back the MEH comments!

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2011 8:16 AM

i'll be your MEHrror

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2011 8:21 AM

Grizzly Bear broke up.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2011 8:27 AM

no they didn't

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2011 9:12 AM

Who cares about a DJ set? Boring.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2011 9:40 AM

I heard the same thing that they did.

James Blake added to Saturday ATP.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2011 9:41 AM

When do you guys think more bands will be added to the ATP lineup? Soon or closer to the event?

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2011 10:15 AM

Valentines Day at The Commodore sounds pretty gooood.

Posted by شات تعب قلبي | February 1, 2011 10:49 AM

Saw her s/t record at the store the other day. It's on my ever-growing list of records to check out.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2011 11:13 AM

James Blake and Andy Roddick added to Saturday ATP. John Isner possibly on Sunday.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2011 12:39 PM

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