Fits of Hail is the first warming cup of coffee had on a crisp autumn morning. Simple tunes jump through short hoops and bring you to the next one wondering what the last one could have been about.
Fits of Hail began as a way to spend time after things change when you have to grow up a little bit. Chris Anderson began recording songs under the moniker while he was without a way to play music in Albuquerque when children, jobs, and moving made their way into his daily life. These early recordings were odd arrangements of simple songs set to bass and drum machine. The live version of this era featured Chris on bass, Thane Padilla on drums, Tasha Riggins on another bass, Alan Gresham on lap steel, Eric Luther on guitar, and Bryan Paul on keys.
Then Chris moved to Florida and things changed. Unable to find space and time for a full band, Chris turned to guitar, a looper, and mandolin as his bandmates. He released the ep "Annabel and the Stars" in 2008. The songs were recorded in a West Palm Beach bedroom overlooking a man made lake. The songs continued to change as Chris delved more and more into loop driven songs and mandolin. And then things changed again.
Chris moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 2010 . He promptly recorded "ides" whose songs were released on the 15th of each consecutive month. The two ep's can be found together on as a bandcamp ep as "Annabel, the Stars, and Ides."
Moving forward to 2014, Chris joined forces with Alan Grandy, and John Kalman (Roue, Founding Fathers, to record one song. Things worked out so well that they began working out new songs. As a band, they share a love of rock with folk sensibility. Chris Anderson (The Electric Mayhem, You Would if You Loved Me), Alan Grandy (Terrible Parade, The Jehovah Waitresses), and John Kalman (Founding Fathers, Roue) all write songs but they play Chris' songs for this venture.
Give it a try.