"Awesome New Republic is a 2-piece indie band from Miami, FL comprised of core members Michael John Hancock and Brian Robertson. MJ and B-Rob both graduated from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and have been cultivating their sound for the past 3 years. ANR self-released their first album ANR So Far to critical and popular acclaim in 2005. ANR have toured the South East, East Coast, and North East with such acts as Girl Talk and The New Deal. After a successful 2008 CMJ, the band headed back into the studio to complete Rational Geographic Volume I which they will be supporting and touring around for the bulk of spring. The disc will be the first in a series of 3 volumes to be released in 2009. Volume II will be released in July and Volume III (with 3 volume bundle) in October."