Shows We're Stoked For: Animal Years at The Black Cat


This Wednesday, indie roots and rock band Animal Years will rock The Black Cat Backstage, as they celebrate the release of the deluxe edition of their album Sun Will Rise.

Led by Mike McFadden on guitar, banjo and vocals, the band has created a new, crisp approach to the classic folk rock band. At first a solo project, the band has grown in the past few years, resulting in an enriched, fuller sound that will no doubt mesh perfectly in an intimate performance.

Originally released last fall, Sun Will Rise features a lush guitars and elegant, commanding vocals. From the band’s Facebook page:

Free-wheeling, feel-good melodies and smooth ringing guitars shine on Sun Will Rise. From the glorious opening track and first single, “Meet Me” to rockabilly closer, “Walking Slow,” the quartet delivers indie rock with grace. Title track “Sun Will Rise” blossoms with country/folk tinges, and dancy “Forget What They’re Telling You” crescendos with impassioned vocals and guitar strums. Sun Will Rise showcases the delicacy and introspection behind songwriting and draws on the strengths of McFadden’s seasoned voice and multi-instrumental abilities.”

The deluxe edition will include four bonus tracks.

Doors open at 8 and tickets are $10. Wild Adriatic and The Higher Concept will also be performing.

Check out the band’s latest single, Got Nowhere To Go, below:


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