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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.

Photo Credit: Spencer Kohn Photo Credit: Spencer Kohn

Photo Credit: Spencer Kohn Photo Credit: Spencer Kohn

Photo Credit: Spencer Kohn Photo Credit: Spencer Kohn

Like many musicians before them, Animal Years are New York transplants, by way of Baltimore

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