If you haven't heard of Anabor yet, get ready! The alt-rockers have already toured with Fall Out Boy, and they're hitting the road this fall with The Almost and This Providence. Plus they've also got a track in the new Cartoon Network flick, Scooby Doo: The Mystery Begins, which premieres this Sunday, September 13! Check out what singer Slade Echeverria had to share just with J-14.
J-14: Where did the name Anarbor come from?
Slade Echeverria: Guitarist Mike's dad's side of the family is from Michigan, and Mike's sister was born in Ann Arbor. She was the first person to get Mike into rock & roll music.
J-14: Who are your biggest influences?
Slade:Tom Petty, Third Eye Blind, Rx Bandits, Taking Back Sunday, Red Hot Chili Peppers -- the list could go on!
J-14: What's your favorite song off your debut EP, Free Your Mind?
Slade: Definitely "Always Dirty, Never Clean" because it's the song that best represents who we are as a band.
J-14: What made you guys want to start playing together at 13?
Slade: We started so young because we all have been friends forever. Our first Anarbor shows were fun and carefree. We just love playing music.
J-14: What was it like to step into Simple Plan's footsteps with your own version of the song, "What's New Scooby Doo?"
Slade: Our goal was just to take the song and make it the best we could.
J-14: What do you have to have with you on your tour bus?
Slade: Water, my laptop, and my guitar.
J-14: What was it like performing with Fall Out Boy?
Slade: : It was a really cool experience. The FOB guys made the show great for us.
What can fans look forward to during your upcoming fall tour?
Slade: Be ready for a high energy show. We might play a few [new] songs on this tour. We're always writing, and our full length album is coming out in 2010!
Courtesy of Earshot Media