The Skinny: The ferocious three-piece, Mad Anthony are about to live up to their name, as long as you subscribe to the commonwealth definition of “mad.” Expelling the antiquated and tired traditional album cycle, these three lunatics decided, after being excited by all their work and collaborations, that they will release a brand new song every week… for 52 weeks. The Mad Anthology is a culmination of everything that the band has ever accomplished and envisioned.
The project involves dozens of friends, producers, colleagues, peers, and collaborators from all over the continent. The daunting undertaking, although created out of an avalanche of excitement and content, is an interesting business move that screams “2016”; an era in the music business where the public are less and less interested in the traditional cycle of releasing a long player and then waiting potentially years to hear another. That type of release schedule is very un-Mad Anthony. In a time when the news cycle is 12 hours long (at best) Mad Anthony understand that you have to stick around, and take on an attitude of attrition.
So, at the starting line is the band’s “Haunt Me”, a traditional slice of modern rock, with the classic Ablini-y drum sound and Rust Belt growling vocals. It’s the first step in an adventure that will likely turn Mad Anthony round the bend, if that’s not already the case.