February 11, 2013

If you’re unfamiliar with Anika, this LA Times interview that I did 18 months ago should get you up to speed. The gist: “her self-titled debut found the 24-year-old steel-voiced singer sleepless, forecasting the end of the world and damning the military-industrial complex. It was as heavy as a howitzer and equally foreboding. Not bad for a first act that effectively answered a question that no one had thought to ask: What would Nico sound like backed by Public Image Ltd., covering Yoko Ono, the Kinks, the Pretenders and Bob Dylan.”

Her new single from her forthcoming Stones Throw EP is “In the City,” a cover of The Chromatics. It is like industrial disco, party at the steel mill, guns and butter music. Or something. Trust me, it’s great. If you’re in LA tomorrow night, you should also see BEAK (who produced this track), Vex Ruffin and Peanut Butter Wolf at the Echoplex. It will be a most excellent adventure.

Track below the jump.