Feature Friday: Animal Years

Brooklyn’s Animal Years brings a fresh face to indie roots rock. With influences ranging from early Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket, Young The Giant, The Wallflowers and The Avett Brothers, Animal Years is driven by Mike McFadden’s crisp vocals and magnetic poise,  featured on their debut record, Sun Will Rise.

Mike McFadden (lead vocals, guitar, and banjo) is backed  by Anthony Saladino (bass),  Anthony Spinnato (drums) and Matt Indellicati (guitar).  McFadden released 3 solo albums while living in Baltimore, MD, before moving to New York in October 2012. When McFadden moved to Brooklyn, he recruited  former bandmate Saladino, and newcomers Spinnato and Indellicati to flesh out his sound at live shows. Within a year, the band was selling out notable venues such as NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2.

Now, the band has partnered with The Orchard to release Sun Will Rise (Deluxe Edition) – complete with four never before heard bonus tracks – worldwide on May 6th, 2014. You can pre-order the album here on iTunes or Amazon.

You can also celebrate the release of Sun Will Rise with Animal Years at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall show mentioned above! The 21+ show will be held May 10 at 9:30pm. Tickets are only $10 and the show will feature special guests Rocket and The Ghost. You can grab your tickets here.


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