Anomie Belle announces free track Slither from Machine EP
Story by Jack Foley
SEATTLE-based songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and film composer Anomie Belle will release her new EP, Machine, on December 5, featuring collaborations with members of the Sneaker Pimps, Mr Lif, and Big Spider’s Back.
Her new EP kicks off with Slither, a dark, sinister, sexy track written in collaboration with Ian Pickering of the Sneaker Pimps – and which is being offered to fans as a free download. CLICK HERE
Commenting on the origins of the track, Anomie explains: “I was in Europe for a festival and decided to stop through London to visit Ian on my way home. We shut ourselves in a smoky little room for four days and just wrote music together.
“Ian and I connected musically right away. I love the darkness in Ian’s lyrics… they strike an intriguing balance with his genuine and compassionate demeanor as a person.”
The dark themes of greed and suffering in Slither are followed by Machine, a collaboration between Belle and hip-hop emcee, Mr Lif (The Perceptionists, Thievery Corporation).
In Machine, Lif and Anomie dish out harsh criticism of the enormous discrepancies in wealth, avarice, oppression and poverty that characterize modern society.
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Lif and Anomie first teamed up in 2009 to perform at Bumbershoot and have continued to perform together since.
“I grew up in your prototypical American suburb,” Anomie Belle explains. “The manicured lawns, strip mall parking lots, chain stores, and massive expanses of cement and housing developments depressed me. I chose the moniker Anomie Belle to speak to the decadent alienation of the American dream.”
Machine (feat. Mr Lif) is followed by three remixes of tracks from Anomie Belle’s recent LP, The Crush, including an infectious dance remix of Machine by Big Spider’s Back.