Chris Reed and the Anime Raiders
New streaming player above! Check out some of our catalog and even get a free song download! Albums available at Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, and other fine retailers and streaming services! And news below (updated 2/23/2015)
On January 16th, 2015 Chris was in an accident. He broke both elbows, sufferred a concussion, banged up both knees, and tore a muscle in his left leg. He is expected to make a full recovery but it has delayed the new album YET AGAIN. We expect to be back in the studio in May and hopefully our long-awaited follow-up to "eleven/eleven" will be out in the summer. Thanks for your patience, and check out the streaming player above and our youtube channel link below! Also be sure to check us out on the RADIO AIRPLAY APP (iPHone and Android), where our songs "Jennifer" and "Dave and Nica" are getting lots of airplay!
News! (...updated the media player above and the video player below 12/31/14
To say that it's been a rough road getting to our next album would be an understatement, but we are now dedicated to keeping the updates flowing every few days. We finished "Deep City Diving" mid-2014 but as time passed and we listened more critically to the work we had done we realized that the album was below the standard we were attempting to acheive. After spending several years honing our garage pop sound attempting to put together a fully-produced studio album just didn't work. So we're starting again, but with some deadlines set and doing things we've never done before.
First of all, we've hired a producer for this record. We're not going to reveal who he is just yet but he's not a novice and has produced albums you've heard. We're dumping about half of the songs and writing new ones as well as re-recording everything - so the album title is going to change. Chris is also going to take a more central role in putting the performances on the album, so many of the duties usually assigned to the rest of the band will actually be done by Chris himself. It's not going to be a solo album, but for the purposes of speed sometimes he will record himself - because we have a deadline. The guyzos are still committed to touring behind the new record.
Note, we failed to meet every deadline in this paragraph, so please re-read the "newer news" above. We've given our distributors a release date for the album in mid-November of this 2014. We've already paid for the promotion and the time slots. We are going to release this damned album this year! We're also going to keep updating this site, facebook and twitter. We're getting back in the game baby and plan to have our greatest successes yet!
Also, although we've only ever made one video, we decided to create a youtube channel Most of them are just still pictures with music, like this one here (come back every monday to see a different video, or check out our channel):
Prior News about the album eleven/eleven! (our most recent release)
"Jennifer" was the top 20 on the Independent Music Chart for nearly 3 years, including 23 weeks in the top 5 and one week as the number 1 single in the land, landing back in the top ten in mid-March 2011. The song has legs.
You read that right, "Jennifer" was a number 1 single!!!!!!!
We were nominated by the Independent Music Network for "Favorite Mainstream Group/Duo" for 2009 and again in 2010! We didn't win (we were the runner-up) but that's okay. For those of you who can't catch the radio show with all the nominees, it can be downloaded here. "Jennifer" is played in segment 2 of the December Show (about 1/2 way through) and you can hear a commercial for the album at the end of the segment. We're also in the first segment of the February show.
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