Hailing from the same rural Kentucky town that birthed fellow longhairs My Morning Jacket, The Anomoanon's music sythesizes backwoods folk and arena-ready anthems. Combining Ned Oldham's familiar croon with the acoustic textures of Led Zeppelin and inspirational dirge of Crazy Horse into a sound that seems so natural, one wonders if this record wasn't just waiting around for these guys to discover it. Saying that this is the band's most accomplished recording is downright redundant, since it's also one of the finest of its kind by anyone. In a sea of glorified bar bands posing as hipster revivalists, Joji finds The Anomoanon dropping from the sky and landing on both feet with a rhythmic stomp that rattles every bone in your body.
released November 2, 2004
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