Odd Anthem

by Static In Verona

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Felix This album is why I don't need drugs. Pure heroine. Favorite track: Heavy Hands.
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alternativetracks With individual references from different styles and genres, Static In Verona delivers an irresistible album that effortlessly fuses indie-pop, shoegaze, electronica and experimentalism to beguiling effect. There’s an energy that’s difficult to resist, distinctive alluring vocals, compelling melodies and a striking mix of drums, guitars and electronics combine to create an album of expertly-crafted upbeat pop songs.
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Paul Mazzoni What a pleasant surprise! I already liked the Static in Verona album from last year, but this one takes it up a notch. I typically don't gravitate to the shoegaze sound, but everything is done so well and the there are some fantastically catchy songs on there like "Then a Hush", "Future Ghosts", and "Shudder to Think", just to name a few. I know this will grow on me with each listen and work it's way into my best of 2015. Yes....that good. Favorite track: Then a Hush.
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Heavy Hands 02:45
Blink 03:53
Wait, Wait 04:33
Then a Hush 03:23
Forgetful 03:40


Static in Verona is the work of Chicago musician Rob Merz, which brings electronic and experimental elements into a predominantly indie pop sound. After a stint in other musical projects over many years, this is Merz’s own solo work with every element – writing, performing every instrument and keeping the production in his hands.

After the draining three-year process it took to make Static in Verona’s second album “Everything You Knew Before You Knew Everything,” Merz decided to take a different approach on its follow-up and instead of meticulously writing then recording the music, he started with very loose ideas and then experimented with the structure and instrumentation in the studio. This creative freedom opened the door many new sounds and unexpected twists that may not have happened otherwise. Merz also focused on keeping the collection concise, catchy and upbeat to further engage the listener. The finished product is "Odd Anthem," Static in Verona’s third album.


released August 28, 2015


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Static In Verona Chicago, Illinois

Static in Verona is the work of Chicago musician Rob Merz, who creates dreamy power pop weaved in an eclectic mixture of experimental, electronic and indie rock. The songs are a towering mass of sound, built around catchy hooks, epic choruses and unique arrangements. ... more

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