ANIQATIA (an-uh-kay-dee-uh) was formed in the Spring of 2013 by two pairs of longtime Lehigh Valley musicians with the goal to create a distinctive sound that married their varying influences. Their debut EP Erratics, recorded by renowned engineer Vince Ratti (Circa Survive, Balance And Composure, The Wonder Years) and released in June 2014, quickly gained recognition from both critics and fans alike, drawing comparisons to Hum, Explosions In The Sky, Sunny Day Real Estate, and Failure, among others. Luminous builds upon the foundation formed by its predecessor, featuring a more progressive and cohesive sound that is both refreshing and nostalgic at the same time.
Recorded and mixed in the Summer of 2015, once again by Ratti, Luminous showcases a hardened and exploratory set of songs propelled by soaring melodic guitar lines and ironclad, thoughtful rhythms. Fans of the aforementioned acts, as well as Nefarious labelmates Maid Myriad, Opul, and others should keep the EP on their radar.
Chris Navatier – guitar/vocals
Jared Balogh – bass/vocals
Josh Beck – guitar/vocals
Nick Fritz – drums