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Anarbor Changes Guitarists

Over the last few days, three-piece rock/power pop outfit Anarbor have announced the replacement of their guitarist Adam Juwig with Dave Melillo, formerly of the band Cute Is What We Aim For. You can read Melillo’s statement below:

“So, one night I was watching the Mission Impossible Quadrilogy and enjoying a night cap when Mike from Anarbor hit me up asking if I’d be interested in playing guitar for them. My immediate response was a resounding: “hell yes sir”. My history with the band goes back to the days before Slade picked up bass duties for the band. We were introduced to each other by a mutual homie and I always admired the music created by these dudes. I happily volunteered to make an appearance during Anarbor’s set on the Take Action Tour back in 09 and I’m super mega extra stoked to be able to join them on stage again over the next couple months. Looking forward to seeing y’all at the rock concerts, <3dave”

Juwig stated that his departure was due to his desire to pursue his education and that there are no negative emotions between him or the band. You can read his statement on his departure below:

“So, some of you might have been wondering if I had fallen off the face of the world or not. About two months ago, I made the decision to leave Anarbor and go back to school full time and live a normal life.  It was a very hard decision to make and wasn’t a spontaneous decision.  The whole time we had been touring, I had always had a yearning to go back to school and get my degree. After the “Do America” Tour, we had the longest break at home that we’ve had since we first began touring.  Over the past few months, I was reminded of how much I loved being home and living a normal life. Being away from home for 8 to 10 months out of the year is just something that doesn’t interest me anymore.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved touring and playing shows everyday with my best friends, just being gone so much and not having stability can get a little irritating. The memories I’ve made over the past 9 years of being in Anarbor will be things I’ll carry with me for the rest of my life.  There’s no bad blood between me or any of the guys. I still hang out with the guys all the time, and our friendship is the most important thing. I still play guitar and write songs of my own, maybe they’ll get recorded one day. Make sure to go check out the guys on the upcoming “end of the world” tour, the guys are gonna kill it! I’d like to thank everyone at Hopeless Records, Justin and everyone at The Agency Group, David McKay, Mike Green, Danny Rukasin, Brandon Goodman and everyone else at The Working Group Management. A HUGE thank you goes out to all the fans out there, you guys are the reason why the band can continue to stay on the road and making records. I’ll never forget anything about this journey, thank you all!”

Anarbor recently had their song “Useless” from their full-length The Words You Don’t Swallow featured on the Love Is Hopeless compilation by Hopeless Records.

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