We first took notice of ANR (formerly Awesome New Republic) back in the late summer of 2008. And to be honest, I had almost completely forgot about them. But now, details have emerged about the new full-length Stay Kids, due March 15. The first single shows the band maturing in a way that could very well pave the way to the big time. Upcoming dates with Washed Out probably won’t hurt either. Listen to “The Endless Field of Mercury” below.