Union Transfer




Little Annie feat. Paul Walfisch

Mon, March 23, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA


This event is all ages

January 13, 2014

Hello There,

We (Swans) have recently completed our new album. It is currently being mastered at the time of this writing. It is called To Be Kind. The release date is set for May 13, 2014. It will be available as a triple vinyl album, a double CD, and a 2XCD Deluxe Edition that will include a live DVD. It will also be available digitally. In addition, I am thinking of releasing it as a USB “stick” / flashdrive (with special packaging), so that this ultimate, high quality version can be listened to from beginning to end, without interruption (the album is a little over 2 hours long).

The album was produced by me, and it was recorded by the venerable John Congleton at Sonic Ranch, outside El Paso Texas, and further recordings and mixing were accomplished at John’s studio in Dallas, Texas. We commenced rehearsals as Sonic Ranch in early October 2013, began recording soon thereafter, then completed the process of mixing with John in Dallas by mid December 2013.

A good portion of the material for this album was developed live during the Swans tours of 2012/13. Much of the music was otherwise conjured in the studio environment.

The recordings and entire process of this album were generously and perhaps vaingloriously funded by Swans supporters through our auspices at younggodrecords.com via the release of a special, handmade 2xCD live album entitled Not Here / Not Now. See details here: http://bit.ly/1igMi70

The Swans are: Michael Gira, Norman Westberg, Christoph Hahn, Phil Puleo, Thor Harris, Christopher Pravdica.

Special Guests for this record include (among many others): Little Annie (Annie sang a duet with me on the song Some Things We Do, the strings for which were ecstatically arranged and played by Julia Kent); St. Vincent (Annie Clark sang numerous, multi-tracked vocals throughout the record); Cold Specks (Al contributed numerous multi-tracked vocals to the song “Bring the Sun”); Bill Rieflin (honorary Swan Bill played too many instruments to list here, ranging from additional drums, to synthesizers, to piano, to electric guitar and so on. He has been a frequent contributor to Swans and Angels of Light and is currently playing with King Crimson)...

I love you!
- Michael Gira
Little Annie feat. Paul Walfisch
Little Annie feat. Paul Walfisch
Little Annie Bandez (also known as Annie Anxiety or Little Annie Anxiety Bandez) is a New York born singer, songwriter, painter, poet, writer. performing and recording artist, pastor and stage actor.

Little Annie first stepped on stage as a teenager at Max's Kansas City, singing with her band "Annie and the Asexuals". Upon moving to the UK she began working with Penny Rimbaud and CRASS, and continued her life of extensive touring as a solo artist and in collaboration, which she does till the present day. She then went on to become the house chanteuse for Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound Records, including the recording of three solo LPs 'Soul Possession', 'Short & Sweet', and 'Jackamo' which were produced by Kishi Yamamoto and many singles and remixes. During this time she also recorded with The Wolfgang Press, Current 93, Coil, Nurse With Wound, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Bim Sherman, CL Stealers and wrote for Paul Oakenfold, Gary Clail and Living Color.

With the exception of recording and appearing with close friend Kid Congo Powers and New York duo Sister Boy, Annie took a hiatus from music. Being in her words 'driven insane by the hues' during a period of living in Mexico the New Yorker returned home determined to teach herself painting,something which she had dabbled in previously, by devoting a full year of average 16 hour days. Employing every medium with the exception of oils, her work has been described as "naive style is figurative, metaphorical and surrealistic, with a strong emphasis on color; often combining tortuous, expressionistic cityscapes with Biblical imagery". "God and Science", was inspired by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. She first exhibited as part of a group show curated by artist the late Louis Laurita, whom she gain much encouragement and guidance from, and had her first solo gallery 4 years later show in 2002.

It was during this same period that Annie met the late actor Bill Rice'. The two became close friends and appearing to together many times between the year 2007 in numerous plays and theater pieces at La MaMa's and PS 122 & Dixon Place such as Charles Alcroft, George Stamos and the late Jim Neu- who's play Alone Together was to be their last play together as Bill passed a few month after the end of their run in January 2007.

Little Annie has consolidated and published her memoirs, poetry and lyrics. First her memoirs under the title: You Cant Sing The Blues While Drinking Milk ], which were recently published by Tin Angel Publishing and including forwards by Lydia Lunch David J Baby Dee, David Tibet and Antony Hegarty.

Little Annie returned full-time to music with an EP Lullaby, co written with Larry Tee and "Diamonds" was produced by Joe Budenholzer & Christoph Heeman released in 2002 by Drag City and a new project 'The Legally Jammin' a band formed with Christian Jendrieko, Khan Oral & Kid Congo Powers.The 2003 album "The Legally Jamming" (Italic Records) & 12inch 'Bleach" voted in Mojo no#1 Dance Album of the Year. Her next album to follow would be the first of her more piano /string section based works - Songs from the Coalmine Canary on the Durtro / Jnana label was co-produced by Antony Hegarty, of Antony and the Johnsons, and Joe Budenholzer of Backworld. Hegarty also played piano, sang backup vocals and co-wrote several songs on the album. The song "Strangelove", co-written by Little Annie and Hegarty, was used as the soundtrack for Levi's "Dangerous Liaisons" advertising campaign in 2007, garnering several awards, including the Cannes Lions – International Advertising Festival, 2007 (Bronze Lion) for "Best Use of Music".

Little Annie has performed on stage with Marc Almond, supporting him in 2007 in several appearances at Wliton's Music Hall, where she performed with pianist Paul Wallfisch of the band Botanica, and his 30 Years Of Hits Tour two years later. In 2008 she and Paul Wallfisch recorded the album When Good Things Happen to Bad Pianos, which includes a cover of U2's song "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For". In 2010 Annie and Paul released their second album, Genderful through Southern Records. In 2011 Little Annie became the singer of the Italian band Larsen appearing on the albums La Fever Lit 2010 & Cool Cruel Mouth (Tin Angel). In 2013 - Little Annie and Baby Dee released "State of Grace" on Tin Angel Records and toured extensively in North America and Europe.
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123