1978 Champs is an Indie-rock/Southern-inspired Punk Rock project hailing from Atlanta, Ga. Their full length record, "Anisah", was written and recorded by their frontman Daniel Burdette Moll with the production assistance of Lee Dyess at Earthsound Studios in Valdosta, Ga over the span of 2012. Aaron Lecesne (formerly of The Rise Of Science) stepped in alongside Jack Fowler (formerly of Come What May) and Matthew Lynch (TrioScapes) to fill out the live band, and the group spent the summer months filming a media package to accompany "Anisah"'s release.
It's an Indie-rock project in the sense that everything on the record is intended to be different musically. From the emotional and intimate acoustic approach taken in songs like "Pals" and "Caverns", to the romping southern soul of "Alamo" and "Wash Away", the writing approach was derived from a multitude of styles and sounds. The record was made to be played from start to finish.
It's a Punk Rock project in it's ethos. On an as-you-can-afford-it budget, Moll and Dyess crafted a full length record over the span of a year. It's a story of friends helping out friends, and also a story of tenacity and a DIY attitude paying off. Consistently moving forward has found the Champs awaiting a Winter release of "Anisah" for consumption by the general public.