Last night I found myself in a large Times Square games-and-fried-stuff emporium for some skee-ball and beers, and I was somewhat surprised to hear “Chewing Gum” by Annie, a fluffy pop confection that made a bit of an Internet splash a few years ago. And much to my delight, it sounded pretty great after having not heard it for so long; the delicate melody even shone through the chatter and beeping of the room. But today I was trying to figure out what she’s been doing since Anniemal ran through its promo cycle, and recent news on her seems to be scarce–the story that she was working with James Iha on her next record apparently broke back in March 2006, her MySpace blog was last updated in December 2005, although her page is still receiving comments pretty regularly. Anyone got a lead? Or, at the very least, the Bubble Pop mix of “Gum”?
Annie – Chewing Gum [YouTube]