Date posted: May 8, 2014

Lies & WishesWe are pleased to announce the release of Ed’s debut solo album Lies & Wishes on the Brooklyn based Royal Potato Family label. Produced by Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin, Lies & Wishes hit stores on April 29th.  The record is built around refined melodies, acoustic guitars and sparse arrangements, yet Berlin’s production colors the tracks with squalls of electric guitar, affected vocals, drum loops and assorted analog keyboard flourishes.

Lies & Wishes was written in a time of great upheaval, as Anderson was processing the dissolution of Backyard Tire Fire and his mother passing away.

“A lot of the subject matter on this record came from reflecting on these painful experiences,” says Anderson. “After losing my mom, I decided I’ve got to make a record and dedicate it to her and make a statement here on my own.”

Guitar World premiered the track  “Lost & Found” from Lies & Wishes which can be listened to at

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