The Anatomy of Frank formed in 2011 in the Appalachian mountains of Charlottesville, VA. It consists of Kyle Woolard on guitar and vocals, Jimmy Bullis on keyboards, and Max Bollinger on drums. Within a few months of playing their first show, the band left for a 4-month tour of North America, traveling as far as Alaska before returning home.
In 2012, the band released their first album, Pangaea. Diverse and moody, it delivers a detailed sonic landscape that rewards those who dig for details. Its cheerful and energetic first half, along with its moody, sprawling latter half, foreshadow the band’s more consistent later work. The album spawned numerous North American tours and six European tours, including the band’s famous 15-show stints at the Iceland Airwaves music festival.
2016 has been a big year for the band: they have toured Europe with Árstíðir, after released their sophomore album North America in late 2015, and are returning to Europe for an extensive tour ending at Iceland Airwaves. A collection of B-sides from North America are scheduled to be released by the end of the year.