Animal Years at Volcanic
Tue, May 22 at 8pm
"We borrowed the name from a Josh Ritter album," Animal Years singer-songwriter-guitaris
That level of urgency resonates throughout Far From Home, Animal Years' first eOne release. The five-song EP — produced by Ryan Hadlock, renowned for his work with the Lumineers, Brandi Carlile and Vance Joy — offers a consistently compelling distillation of the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Baltimo
"Someone once described us in a review as 'singer-songwriter music with the amps turned up,'" McFadden notes. "The emphasis is on the songs and the songwriting, but we're definitely a rock band. Even if I'm playing an acoustic guitar, I'm playing it through an amp with the distortion on. We're always gonna be louder than the other bands on the bill."
Far From Home's memorable compositions and high-energy performances make it clear why Animal Years has already earned a fiercely loyal grass-roots fan base. Without the benefit of a mainstream record label, the band has built its audience the old-fashioned way: through dogged roadwork, winning over one fan at a time.