Anarbor’s Fourth Studio Album, ‘Love & Drugs’, Emits a Kaleidoscope of Emotional Highs and Lows

After much anticipation, Arizona-based rock duo Anarbor has released their fourth studio album Love & Drugs via ONErpm. Featuring singles such as “Drugs,” “Bad Love,” and “Honeymoon in Tokyo,” the nostalgic, synth-wave feel throughout each track carries into the undeniably catchy energy of the three-year project.

Created in collaboration with producer Matt Keller (Lydia, The Maine, The Summer Set, Katastro) — Love & Drugs explores themes of drastic change, especially prevalent during a time of uncertainty while the pandemic ensued.

Along with the highs and lows of a romantic relationship and the ultimate self discovery in the process of it all. Following the Tangerine EP, Love & Drugs is Anarbor’s second album release with ONErpm.

“Love & Drugs is a record that was written over a 3-year time span. The sound is a fresh combination of 80’s influences, catchy melodies, modern production and a classic Anarbor vibe.

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Having so much time to write songs and listen through numerous demos, choosing the songs for this record was a very particular process. This is by far my favorite Anarbor record. I’m so proud of how far it’s come and excited to finally release this to the world.” – Slade Echeverria, vocalist of Anarbor

Recent singles such as “Emergency” and “Durango” both include incredible features from Boston’s very own Sammy Adams and hip-hop/bedroom pop act Belaganas on the latter. Considered the first album to feature collaborations for Anarbor, Love & Drugs sheds another layer of musical depth and maturity since the band’s formation close to twenty years ago.

With lyrical themes of emotional responsibility and self-reflection, “Durango” ties together the universally relatable ride that is Love & Drugs.

“The song ‘Durango” is about the repercussions of pushing the boundaries. It’s about wishing you could deal with your mistakes on your own, instead of dragging the ones you care about into your mess.” – Danny Stravers, guitarist of Anarbor.

Be sure to stream “Durango” featuring Belaganas, and take a dip into Anarbor’s fourth full-length LP Love & Drugs on all platforms via ONErpm.

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