"colourful, lo-fi bleep pop"
On 20th September 2010 Hello Thor Records released the debut single (on limited edition 7" picture disc) by Anxieteam, the brand new musical collaboration between internationally-acclaimed visual artists Jim Avignon and Jon Burgerman.
Burgerman is probably the most famous doodle artist in the world - his instantly recognisable, vibrant creations have taken him from Beijing to Brooklyn, from Naples to Tokyo. Avignon is a cult figure in the underground art & music scenes in Berlin - making music since 1997 and releasing 9 albums under the moniker Neoangin.
Meeting for the first time for a two man show in Bushwick, Brooklyn in 2008, Burgerman and Avignon developed a close friendship. And then came their band, Anxieteam - Burgerman on vocals and ukelele, Avignon on everything else.
Anxieteam splice together merry electronic pop melodies with dry, sardonic lyrics. It is music as colourful and as full of humour as each man’s paintings, and equally as fraught with doubt and longing.
Anxieteam have played a series of bright, super-fun gigs (complete with masks, dancers, salad-making workshops, and digital portrait-making) in New York, Germany, Italy and over two UK tours. Let’s Eat Soya / Lonely In The Digital World – recorded in New York, mixed in Berlin, mastered in LA, and released on limited edition 7” picture disc through Hello Thor Records on 20th September 2010 - was the band's debut single.
The I Think I Miss You postcard book and digital 4-track EP followed on 26th September 2011.Follow this link to find out more.
Through the magic of electronic sounds and fumbled strumming on the ukulele, Anxieteam will transport you to a dreamy electronic, lo-fi, blip-bloppy pop world of anxiety, heartbreak and salads.