Photo by Brennan Cavanaugh

Anthems of the Void is an interstellar avant-rock band from the inventive minds of producers and core members Bradford Reed and Caylie Staples; Reed, a longtime heavyweight in New York’s avant garde rock scene and Staples, a Canadian experimental singer and visionary lyricist. 

With the pencilna, his self-invented instrument, Reed creates a sonic melding of strings, percussive riffs and ambient textures that he combines with rock drumming and modular synths in a “one-man-band within a band” to sculpt the aural backdrop for interplay with Staples’ siren-like vocals and ultra-creative lyricism. Ambient master Geoff Gersh on guitar adds heavy riffs and sweeping soundscapes.

The result is multi-dimensional rock drenched in electronica that reads like a groove etched dispatch from a lush and futuristic landscape.


This is such a gorgeous collision of sounds and voices – it’s cinematically perfect soundtracks for future times. -Amanda Palmer

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