Listen: Anathallo, “The River” (DOWNLOAD MP3)
The group was formed by lead vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Matt Joynt in fall of 2000 in his native Mt. Pleasant, MI. After self-releasing several EPs and a heavily blogged-about 2006 debut, Floating World, the group was invited to take up permanent residency in a Chicago church by friend and artist Tim Lowly. After performing at 2007’s Coachella festival, Anathallo’s members quit their day jobs and began working on Canopy Glow. Anathallo has a perpetually revolving lineup. Currently, the band’s members are Joynt, Bret Wallin (trombone/percussion/vocals), Danny Bracken (guitar/percussion/vocals), Seth Walker (bass/vocals), Jeremiah Johnson (drums/percussion/vocals), Erica Froman (vocals/percussion/autoharp), and Jamie Macleod (flugelhorn/percussion/vocals).