In a time when fabrications and inventions rule our everyday lives, Silverlake based Death to Anders has created Fictitious Business, a surreal and cryptic look at life in the 21st century. Like paranoid eyes through a camera lens, this album dissects human dominance through expansion of un-wasted space, self-improvement, self-destruction, lust and beauty. Noise filled jangly guitars draws the listener into this American landscape, as darkly sweet harmonies connect the bad with the good, and the pleasure with the pain. Heard in its entirety, Fictitious Business takes the listener through an astonishingly dynamic musical journey.
This well-crafted sophomore album was produced by Dave Newton (The Blood Arm, The Little Ones, The Movies, The Happy Hollows, The Henry Clay People), and features guitarists and vocalists Rob Danson and Nick Ceglio, bassist Peter DiBiasio, and drummer John Broeckel. Combined with guest appearances by fellow members of the Central Second Collective as well as other talented local musical cohorts, Fictitious Business is their most ambitious work to date.
Previous praise for Death to Anders:
Death to Anders has made a great album and can play a damn good show.
Kat Korbit â€“ KROQ
[Death to Andersâ€™] strong suit is its ability to portray controlled chaos and a sense of subdued urgency, immediately recalling early Modes t Mouse as it manages to be both cynically imitative and vibrantly evocative of a world gone awry.
[Death to Andersâ€™ album Fictitious Business] kicks out with a low key indierock vibe against an almost arena sized anthemic overdriveâ€¦ All I know is that if Anders has to die for me to be able to listen to this band, then so be it.
The Big Takeover Magazine
From self-destruction and self-improvement to superficial lust and inherent beauty, the range of presented human emotions of Fictitious Business is broadly impressive.
Frontman Rob Danson and his band-mates means business.
Kevin Bronson â€“ LA Times
06/07 – Merced, CA @ The Partisan
06/08 – San Francisco, CA @ The Makeout Room