The record, as a whole, is a meditation on trauma, inebriation, lost friends, and lost weekends, with a silver lining of leaving the pain in the past and celebrating today and tomorrow. "Everything now feels like a blessing," Anderson says nervously. "Because I already gave up and came back. Do you know what I mean? I already felt the heartbreak and the failure and came to terms with that — so now, I'm just happy to work, and it feels like a blessing."

EMA + HELADO NEGRO + THE ZOOKEEPERS | T.T. the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge | July 21 @ 9 pm | $10 | 18+ | 617.492.BEAR

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