Music Video: Anabot, “Mongrel”

0 Comments 15 August 2017


Music video for Anabot’s title track, “Mongrel,” off of their forthcoming full-length debut. A collaboration with OMG Cameras Everywhere.

by Daniel Barron



Singer-songwriter Analise Nelson has a major sweet tooth for pop music. She co-hosts the show Popular Music: The Podcast with former Yay! LA contributor Steven Ray Morris, in which the pair wax on everything from Britney Spears and Daft Punk to TLC and Lesley Gore. But her fever for catchy hooks extends beyond mere fandom, as exemplified in Steven’s 2015 interview with Nelson about her band Anabot.

Anabot’s debut EP, Kissed Like A Knife, was released in February of 2012 and blended ’60s-style rock, jazz, and electronic textures. They have been dormant since then, in terms of releases, yet will reemerge in full force when Anabot’s first full-length, Mongrel, drops this November. The following music video is for the title track, a driving ode to the odd.


Says Nelson of the song:

After the 2016 election, I felt really helpless, and, like many, didn’t know what to do or how to move past my anger and my crippling fear of what the next four years would bring. This was my way of moving through, a love letter to both California and anyone who feels unwelcome or unsafe in this country for who they are. That there are people who will love you and protect you.

The video itself was directed by a group of kids through OMG Cameras Everywhere, an organization that holds a camp for kids during the summer to get behind the camera and direct music videos. The concept of the video, from beginning to end, is 100% theirs. And I couldn’t think of a more beautiful way to visually showcase an anti-bullying song than through the eyes of a bunch of badass kids.

Anabot is still raising money for the ACLU through downloads of the song. Click here.




“Mongrel” single art by Javier Sol√≥rzano.



Analise Nelson portrait by Maritza Lugo


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Rudderless college graduate Daniel Barron founded Yay! LA Magazine on a love of writing, passion for the arts, and a firm belief that people really like talking about themselves. He contributed to a number of publications, including LA Music Blog and the defunct The Site Unscene, before deciding to cover arts and entertainment the way he wanted to read it. He works as a freelance writer and digital PR consultant in his current home of Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter at @YayDanielBarron.

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