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Anchoress Punk Up Andrew W.K.’s ‘Party Hard’ in New Video (PREMIERE)

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Band: Anchoress
From: Vancouver, BC
Video: “Party Hard”
Album: Set Sail (May 14)
RIYL: The Bronx, Every Time I Die, Cancer Bats

Anchoress explain why they chose to cover Andrew W.K.:

“We debated a lot over what song to cover. It came down to Lou Reed or Andrew W.K. We love both, but nothing can really compete with the pure raditude of the party master in his prime so Andrew won out. The video was a blast to film. We shot over an afternoon at the Rickshaw Theatre which has become like a second home to us. We had a bunch of our friends hanging out and just having a good time. We went in with a basic idea of what we were going to do, but some of my favorite parts were ones that just happened spontaneously, like the conga line and our drummer Chris throwing his drum kit. Our friend Pedram definitely kicked it up a notch when he showed up in jeans only to rip them off to reveal leather booty shorts and fishnets. That’s when the party really got started.”

Watch ‘Party Hard’ Video

If some of the other dudes in the video looked familiar, that’s because 3 Inches of Blood and W.K. himself both appear in the clip. The video was shot at The Rickshaw in Anchoress’ hometown of Vancouver.

Anchoress will release their debut album, Set Sail, on May 14 via Defiled Under: Music. “Party Hard” will not be included on the album, but it will be available on the group’s Bandcamp page.

The band has shared the stage with the likes of Gallows, DevilDriver, Trash Talk, Cancer Bats, and will tour the States this spring in support of Set Sail. They kick off in Seattle on May 10 and will stick around the west coast hitting Portland, Hollywood, San Diego, Las Vegas and more before wrapping up in Boise on May 26. More dates to be announced shortly.

Tour Dates:
May 10 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
May 11 – Bremerton, WA – Coffee Oasis
May 12 – Portland, OR – Laughing Horse
May 16 – Hollywood, CA – Amplyfi
May 17 – Fresno, CA – KuppaJoe
May 19 – San Diego, CA – The Void
May 21 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rogue
May 22 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Hive
May 23 – Las Vegas, NV – Double Down
May 24 – Salt Lake City, UT – Burt’s Tiki Lounge
May 26 – Boise, ID – Red Room

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