Animal Years has spent the last six years building their live resume and gaining experience on the road to becoming one of the top emerging bands to come out of the New York music scene in recent memory. The primarily three-piece rock band, which blends Americana and roots-rock through contemporary song arrangements, has spent the last couple years expanding their fanbase on the national touring circuit with their own headlining runs, in addition to supporting more established acts like Blues Traveler.
The band was back in their home base of Brooklyn, New York on December 13th last year for a show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg as part of a brief northeast run to close out 2018. The band’s show that night in front of their hometown fans included a live performance of “Let Go of Your Head”, one of the lead singles from Animal Years’ 2014 debut LP, Sun Will Rise. On Thursday, the band shared a pro-shot video of the performance which perfectly captures how well they’ve expanded the uptempo, radio-friendly tune into a live experience like none other.
The nearly-six-minute performance started out hot with drummer Anthony Spinnato getting the audience up to speed on the song’s unusual tempo before the rest of the band joined in. Just as the song seemed like it was about to take flight with the opening lyrics, singer/guitarist Mike McFadden and bassist Anthony Saladino hopped onto the drum riser to join in on the rhymic madness while a thrilling light show (or lack thereof) turned the energy up even higher. The actual song finally began following the whirlwind of a drum opening starting around the video’s 2:10-minute mark. Fans can watch the entire electrifying performance in the video below.
Animal Years – “Let Go Of Your Head” – 12/13/2018
[Video: Animal Years Music]
Animal Years doesn’t have any scheduled upcoming performances at the moment, but fans should keep their eyes and eyes open as the band looks to keep the momentum going into 2019 and beyond.