If it wasn’t obvious that The Anderson Council has been one of New Jersey’s best kept secrets, well now, it won’t be… Because this band, who has been around since 1999 with their deliciously crisp modern take on classic mid-’60’s psychedelic pop and late ’70’s Mod has signed to Marty Scott’s legendary Jem Records label and will be releasing Assorted Colours, a “primer” of several previously released tracks from their first three albums plus some new tracks for good measure.  Meaty and bouncy, songs like “Sitting On A Cloud”, “Girl On The Northern Line” and ‘Pinkerton’s Assorted Colours” immediately bring back warm memories of The Creation, The Who and The Jam (!).  The Council, who have been heard innumerable times on “Little Steven’s Underground Garage” channel on XM/Sirius got together with another New Jersey neo-beat-legend, Kurt Reil of The Grip Weeds to fashion this (incredibly) fine collection of songs, which will be available as of July 15th, 2016.  Be on the lookout for a live meeting with The Anderson Council in your area soon…

Review next week!


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Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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