Ayanami is a rock band from Chicago, IL, promoting the release of their new LP, Heliotrope - A ten-song LP, drenched in fuzzy guitars, eminently singable choruses, and thundering drums. According to the band, the record is as much a love letter to 70s guitar hero theatrics and the alternative rock of the 80s and 90s as it is a reaction to a perceived narrowing in the world of guitar-based music, where polar opposites dominate and divide music fans. “We don’t want to be the precious indie rock band, or the angry-all-the-time metal band. We think there’s underused space in-between the two,” says frontman Jason Gallagher. Ayanami is a band determined to make a bold statement - there’s still a place for music that sounds unapologetically huge.
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