Since forming in 2011, Animal Talk has quickly made a mark on the Boston music scene with a sound often described as “post-dance rock.” After recording its self-titled debut EP with Grammy winning producer/engineer Ducky Carlisle, Animal Talk gained the attention of Boston radio stations 101.7 WFNX, 92.9 FM, 88.9 WERS and many others. Along with radio, press began to take notice; The Boston Phoenix called Animal Talk one of Boston’s “Best New Bands” while Stuff Magazine declared them “Hottest Indie Rock.”
Recently, Animal Talk has been dedicated to building its live show and amassing a wider audience. Notably, Animal Talk appeared at festivals both nationally and internationally including SXSW, CMJ, NXNE and Indie Week in Toronto. After playing with acts like Young The Giant, Wolf Gang, Reptar, Bassnectar, Deftones, Charli XCX, Chad Valley, and Har Mar Superstar. The buzz surrounding the band grew within the Northeast and Canada. By the end of the year Animal Talk was playing to sold out crowds at clubs such as The Middle East, Brighton Music Hall, TT the Bear’s Place in Boston, Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, and The Painted Lady and Underground Garage in Toronto.
Along with recording a follow up to their debut release, 2013 saw Animal Talk touring throughout the Northeast and Canada as well as hitting the festival circuit; starting with a SXSW appearance in March. Animal Talk caught the attention of Adam Duritz of Counting Crows and he invited the band to be part of his Outlaw Roadshow in Austin, TX. Early 2014 will see the release of their next record followed by a return to national touring in the Spring.
Greg Faucher // Rob Johanson // Steven Kilgore // Ben Bourgeois