We got done with a two and half month festival summer tour, flew to brazil, flew to Australia, flew to the UK, back to the US, back to Europe, and then flew into the final 2 months of our last tour. We were all just done; I was baked - which is a huge regret. I always wanted to end the band kind of a month on, month off, touring every other month just to enjoy it ... But by the end I was just ready, I could care less … [the fans] were the ones that kept me on [tour] night after night.”
01. Never Take Friendship Personal
02. Paperthin Hymn
03. Stationary, Stationery
04. Foreign Language
06. The Feel Good Drag
07. Time and Confusion
08. A Day Late
09. A Heavy Hearted Work of Staggering Genius
10. (The Symphony of) Blase'
Anberlin have released a twenty minute short film about their final day as a band titled Don't Try to Wake Me Up. It is available for rental or purchase on Vimeo.
Don’t Try To Wake Me Up is an exclusive look at the final day and final show of Anberlin, a band who had been together for 12 years, released 7 full-length albums, and played over 2,000 shows across 6 continents. Everyone has seen concert footage before; this film visits the band more intimately, as all 5 band members talk in a private and candid one-on-one environment about what that day was like in their most transparent and vulnerable interviews ever given.
When I first spoke to Stephen about the band’s decision to part ways, he revealed that, for a while, they weren’t even planning on recording a final album. “We were just so proud of Vital, because we put so much into that record,” he said. “We loved it so much. We felt like, here’s a record that music reviewers and a lot of fans said was our best work to date — so why not leave out on that?”