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The Andersons!

Since first launching their upbeat insurrection in 1995, the L.A. foursome known as The Andersons! (brothers with different mothers, as legend has it) became a major force in the city’s thriving powerpop music scene of the late-nineties through the early aughts.

Led by all-around-good-guy Derrick Anderson, their 1998 debut Separated At Birth earned rave reviews for its wry, catchy tunes and jangle-icious sound, fueled by Derrick’s bass, vocals & songwriting and driven by the twin guitar engine of Bob and Bill Anderson with Brian Bawinkel Anderson on drums. The group was lastly propelled by the pristine pummeling of the newest member, drummer Marc Anderson. Their acclaimed sophomore release Family Secrets was released in late 2001.

Individually, the "brothers" have left their mark across the spectrum of power pop. Derrick currently holds down the bass slot in The Bangles. He has toured & recorded with Dave Davies of The Kinks, Steve Barton (of Translator fame) and fits in the occasional gig with New Jersey's The Smithereens, Matthew Sweet and The Cowsills. Anderson's bass work can also be heard on a pair of posthumous Pete Ham (Badfinger) releases, 7 Park Avenue and Golders Green. Bob (aka Robbie Rist) released 3 CDs as leader of Racer Records' Wonderboy. and has recorded/toured/performed with The Records, The Rubinoos, Steve Barton, The Mockers and Martin Luther Lennon, among others. Bill (aka Wil O'Brien) has recorded and toured Japan with cult favorites The Scruffs. New Orleans native Marc (aka Marc Joseph) has toured/recorded/performed with Dr. John, Coco Robicheaux, Dave Easley, George Porter Jr and more.

The Andersons! - catchy as an Alex Chilton couplet, pure as Ringo’s ride cymbal, and as fiery as Elvis Costello’s temper (well, almost). And unlike The Kinks, not even a trace of sibling rivalry.

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