After catching Chicago transplant, Anni Rossi‘s short opening set for Deer Tick at the Empty Bottle on Friday, I was prompted to pick up a couple of her EPs. Her newest EP Aftron is on the 4AD label, which boasts an impressive roster of artists, including Beirut, The Pixies, St. Vincent and more. Anni Rossi fits right in quite nicely. She is a classical trained musician at the tender age of 23 with a beautiful nuanced vocal style and ingenuity of approach to creating elegant and haunted melodies. On Friday night, she stood upon a mic’d suitcase and pounded out bass rhythms with her heel as she plucked, strummed and bowed away at her weapon of choice: viola. Definitely, a talented artist worth seeing in a live setting.
Her new LP is slated to release on 4AD in March 2009.
Chicago Tour Dates:
Feb. 24 09 – Museum of Contemporary Art
Mar. 01 09 – Schubas (with Lonely Dear)
Apr. 03 09 – Hideout (with These United States)