Record Review: Animal Talk

Animal Talk

Animal Talk

Boston, MA

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“Upbeat, strong and invigorating, this Boston band holds great promise”

Animal Talk, a relatively new band out of Boston, recently released their self-titled EP and is quickly gaining recognition within the New England area.  A band that has played gigs with Young the Giant, it is only fitting that the two groups share a similar sound.  Think Young the Giant meets Lenny Kravitz, and there you have the distinct sound that is Animal Talk.

The EP’s opener, “Into The Sun,” is a track that features fast-paced drum beats along with instrumental hooks that will leave anyone dancing for days.  “Enough is Enough” follows the upbeat track with a somewhat angry feel, which is understood since the song is about the end of a relationship.  “Obvious” is a track that is also about relationships and is saturated with an intense bass line from Rob Johanson.

A standout track, “Can’t Dance With It,” features smooth guitar riffs along with a touch of electronic beats.   The track also showcases the impressive vocal range of lead singer Steven Kilgore. Wailing in the best way possible, Kilgore’s voice seems to serve as an extra guitar riff on this track.  The album ends with another upbeat, full-sounding number in “Monster.”

Animal Talk’s self-titled EP signifies the promise of a local band and leaves listeners wanting more. (Self-released)

Produced and Engineered by Ducky Carlisle at Ice Station Zebra in Medford, MA

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