Anarbor is an American alternative rock band from Phoenix, Arizona that was formed in 2003. The band is composed of lead vocalist and bassist Slade Echeverria, guitarists Adam Juwig and Mike Kitlas, and drummer Greg Garrity. Initially known as "Troop 101", the band later changed their name to "Anarbor". In April 2008, the band was signed to Hopeless Records while still attending high school in Arizona. The band has released four EP's and one studio album.
The band started playing together in Garrity's garage in early 2003. They played their first show on July 17, 2003 at Skateland in Chandler, AZ. Shortly after the band's first show, they added bassist Jess Myers. The band continued to play all over the Phoenix metro area throughout their high school years. In December 2004, the band went into the studio with producer Matt Grabe to record their debut EP, "You Brought This On Yourself", which was released locally in May 2005. In October 2008, Jess Myers announced her departure from the band, due to excessive touring and her interest in going to college.
Their self-released EP, Hearing Colours, Seeing Sounds, was released digitally in March 2008 and peaked at #62 on Amazon.com's Top Album chart. Their debut Hopeless Records release, The Natural Way, came out on August 19, 2008. The four song digital release debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top Singles Album Chart. An acoustic version of Anarbor's song "Passion for Publication" appeared in the compilation Take Action! Volume 9.
The band released Free Your Mind on March 10, 2009. With much anticipated success, several songs were recognized in the top 20 of the billboard top list every week. On April 20, 2010, the band released their first full length studio album, entitled The Words You Don't Swallow.
On March 8, 2011, the group released an EP of cover songs and remixes entitled The Mixtape.