Sometimes you just need to release the shadowy thoughts that stir your mind at night. Sometimes they eat at you so much that there is nothing else to do but write them down, sing them out, and play them loud. This is the philosophy behind Mister Anderson, the musical outfit of Austin Anderson.
Mister Anderson is most easily described as indie-electronic. Or if James Blake and Frank Sinatra had a musical love-child and it was raised by Maroon 5, MGMT, and Justice in a timeless artist commune in the middle of the desert.
Austin is a Buffalo-born, San Diego-raised 20-something now based in Los Angeles, California. He moved with his mother and brother to LA as a starry-eyed teenager looking to make it big in the world of Hollywood acting, but like most people with the same hopes, he quickly hit reality. Reality can be soft pillow but it can also be a brick wall, and after many years of auditions, acting lessons, and maybes, he found that it was usually the latter. While he got to pretend to be Skip Jack in Wiener Dog Nationals and Pete the Drummer in Nickelodeon's Victorious, among others, he never really felt the connection to acting as he did to music. After all, music is direct artistic expression, a language within itself, and acting was just being someone else’s creation.
Austin thought up of the idea of Mister Anderson after a former band of his was crumbling right in front of him. Mister Anderson, at it’s core, is a release for who he is, for what is bottled up inside. Sometimes it will be dark, sometimes it will be light, but it will most likely be a shade of grey.
There are hidden truths in the songs, all Mister Anderson needs you to do is sing along.