Getting to Know Brooklyn’s Animal Years, by Natalie Hamingson
I was introduced to Animal Years this past June, during their standout set at New Music Seminar. Intrigued by their tight, dance-inducing live show, I wanted to learn more about this Brooklyn Americana rock act. While much analysis has been published of this young band’s “indie roots,” guitar driven sound, I was still curious about how the whole act came together. So a few weeks after New Music Seminar, I caught up with the band myself to find out the story of how it all started with bassist Anthony Saladino, vocalist/guitarist Mike McFadden, and drummer Anthony Spinnato, along with where the band is going, and all the fun they have had in between.
Like many musicians before them, Animal Years are New York transplants, by way of Baltimore…
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