The Anix is the alternative / electro-rock project of Los Angeles artist/producer Brandon Smith. Known for pushing creative boundaries with his genre-bending mix of alternative rock with dark melancholic undertones drenched in an array of synthesizers, The Anix’s music has captured the attention of global editorial curators with prominent features across official playlists from Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Yandex Music, and more. The Anix has received press support from outlets like Revolver, Billboard, Substream, and Outburn magazines as well as features in TV and video game franchises including Call of Duty, DC Comics, Sony Playstation, Destiny, Mass Effect, and WWE.
Brandon has a deep connection with experimental fashion and has been active as a visual designer working with brands like Nike, Asus, Oakley, McLaren, Acura, and Acronym. As The Anix, he has built an ongoing partnership with DSPTCH, creating highly innovative Biothane® modular guitar straps, belts, and accessories which have been seen on Hypebeast, Uncrate, and Guitar World. He has fostered, over the past 15 years, a collaborative artist relationship with Fender, producing custom one-off Jaguars as a common weapon of choice found in The Anix’s music and videos.
As a performer in the modern era, The Anix abandoned traditional touring and embraced digital live-streaming with a special Live In Los Angeles digital event powered by Bandcamp in early 2022, with fans tuning in from across six continents. Since 2018, The Anix has released four full-length studio albums with the independent record label FiXT, including Shadow_Movement, Hologram, GRAPHITE, and REVENGE, with his new album NIGHTVISION coming in 2023.