New Music Critique: Animal Sun

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Contact: animalsunmusic@gmail.com

Web: animalsunofficial.net

Seeking: Label, Review
Style: Alt-Rock, Indie, Pop

L.A.-based band Animal Sun have an urgent, synth-infused attack (with strong, slightly Brit-inflected vocals by Steven Blake) that’s presented with excellent production skills on “Girl In Blue” and “Touch.” The former song has a catchy, dancey, rousing group chorus, while the latter song has a propulsion and electronic underswirl that is altogether effective. The group switches mood with the slower, thumping “Every Word” which starts with a vocal that sounds as if it’s being sent through a megaphone, before its lead vocal shifts from breathy and compelling to sudden falsetto. All of these audio acrobatics (including handclaps) are mixed and mastered with the utmost production prowess.