Animal Years, the pop-rock Americana band comprised of Mike McFadden (vocals / guitar), Anthony Saladino (bass) and Anthony Spinnato (drums), have announced their first national tour this spring and summer. Win free tickets to select dates exclusively via Thrillcall!
“We borrowed the name from a Josh Ritter album,” Animal Years singer-songwriter-guitarist Mike McFadden says of his band’s moniker. “Originally, we just liked the way the phrase sounded. But the more we thought about it, the more it meant to us, and we started saying things like ‘Live your life in animal years.’ If you knew that you’d only be around for a few years, you’d do things differently. That’s how we try to operate as a band; we try to go for it every day, like we’re gonna die tomorrow.”
That level of urgency resonates throughout Far From Home, Animal Years‘ first eOne release.
The five-song EP —produced by Ryan Hadlock, renowned for his work with the Lumineers, Brandi Carlile and Vance Joy—offers a consistently compelling distillation of the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Baltimore trio’s irresistibly anthemic, unfailingly uplifting songcraft, which ranges from the fist-pumping infectiousness of “Caroline” to the introspective warmth of “Friends” to the bittersweet buoyancy of “Home (I Was Born).” McFadden’s catchy, emotionally direct songwriting is matched by the band’s exuberant performances, which combine McFadden’s openhearted vocals and surging acoustic guitars with the punchy rhythmic kick of bassist Anthony Saladino and drummer Anthony Spinnato.
Check out a full list of Animal Years offers below. Want to win a pair of free tickets? Download the Thrillcall app, set your location and enter to win. Good luck!
4/24 @ The Camel – Richmond, VA
4/25 @ Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall – Asheville, NC
4/26 @ Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta, GA
4/28 @ The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC
5/2 @ Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
5/4 @ Sundown at Granada – Dallas, TX
5/5 @ Sam’s Burger Joint – San Antonio, TX
5/6 @ The Mohawk – Austin, TX
5/9 @ Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
5/11 @ Voodoo Room @ House of Blues – San Diego, CA,
5/12 @ Bootleg Bar – Los Angeles, CA
5/16 @ The Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA
5/17 @ Hotel Utah – San Francisco, CA
5/22 @ Volcanic Theatre Pub – Bend, OR
5/23 @ Bunk Bar – Portland, OR
5/24 @ Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA
5/30 @ Live From The Divide – Bozeman, MT
6/1 @ Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
6/2 @ Washington’s – Fort Collins, CO
6/5 @ 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
6/7 @ The Raccoon Motel – Davenport, IA
6/8 @ Tonic Room – Chicago, IL
6/9 @ The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy – Saint Louis, MO
6/13 @ Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
6/14 @ Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA