“For an upbeat record with plenty of party soundtrack potential, there’s a through-line of maturity that winds through Kid… ‘Color Wheel’ is a soulful R&B vocal take filtered through an indie-rock context; you might easily imagine the guitars and synths substituted for horns and a backup chorus. ‘World’s on Fire’ is a hooky, disco-funk blast that wouldn’t sound out of place in a mix with something from the new Daft Punk. ‘Dirty Feelings’ closes things out with a more pensive, slower left turn, but it’s ‘Tie Me Up’ that’s got potential hit single written all over it, for whatever age we’re talking about.”
– The Boston Globe

“The five-song bundle, released over the weekend, features the best seven minutes of music I’ve heard this year…Young bands use new wave to get dark (see: Interpol) or dance-y (see: La Roux), Animal Talk uses it to rock. Like maybe only the Cars before them, the Boston four-piece see new wave (and disco) as flavors of rock ’n’ roll. So the seven minutes in heaven? Funky, flashy, so-fun-it-makes-me-giddy “Tie Me Up” into the freaky verse/mad hook/climatic bridge one-two-three punch of “Mama Was a Teenage Rocker.”
– Boston Herald

“There are many different musical layers to Boston alt-rock quartet Animal Talk. From ’70s AM grooves to danceable indie-pop to whatever sensual ’90s tones it takes to pull off a crowd-pleasing cover of Genuwine’s ‘Pony,’ the band has proven adept at juggling myriad aural elements and letting them fall perfectly into a three-and-a-half-minute pop song. That’s the case in mirror-spiked new single ‘Tie Me Up,’ out today and premiered Friday on VanyaRadio – the track is a springtime bi-coastal cocktail of sun-rising awesome, and the tasty first sip from new EP KID, expected later this year.”

“Please don’t go see Animal Talk if you’re not going to dance. Assertive percussion and slightly rough vocals round out pop-y synths and indie rock guitars, all of which come together for a high-energy live show that defies the audience a chance to stand still, let alone sit down.”

“Class of 2012: Boston’s 12 Best New Bands…‘Can’t Dance With It’ is a bubbling synth number that’s destined for alt-rock radio, while ‘Into the Sun’ is confident modern pop shuffle with an edge.”
The Boston Phoenix

“The local quartet flies circles around planet rock with stabbing electric guitars and thumping drums; then the band crashes delightfully into groovy modern disco.”
Boston Herald

“Local post-dance rock outfit Animal Talk hit SXSW this spring to show the world what we already know they’ve got — namely, a dexterous grasp on the balance between electronics and rock that so many electro-rock bands of the day can’t quite strike.”
101.7 WFNX

“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…A standout track, ‘Can’t Dance With It,’ features smooth guitar riffs along with a touch of electronic beats…[Animal Talk] leaves listeners wanting more.”
Performer Magazine

“2012 Hot List – Hot Indie Rock. Now that Boston is churning out some high-gloss pop acts, it’s high time that our indie-rock bands add a slick coat of polish to their sound. Rising post-dance-rock quartet Animal Talk fit the bill. Though really, they can fit any bill, having shared the stage with Wolf Gang and Young the Giant and gigged both way north (Toronto’s NXNE) and way south (Austin’s SXSW)…Animal Talk, we see roaring mainstream success in your future.”
Stuff Magazine

“Animal Talk’s ‘Into The Sun’ takes off from the ground with a sizzle and cuts a dynamic trail through your local sky, shooting off sparks and changing colors and crackling with energy…’Into The Sun’ provides a different sort of visceral trip for the ear, and it is an exciting and rewarding one.”
Boston Band Crush

“Animal Talk’s energetic, danceable sound and their irresistibly cool vibe will have you wishing you could have them at your next house party. They’re the kind of band you want to listen to, but also want to hang out with.”

“Boston’s Animal Talk are one of the more hyped band of the fest, and with good reason. Blending indie rock with dance elements, they evoke memories of that transition period between ’89 and ’93…The result?  Dance anthems for the indie kids, who swayed and moved along throughout the set.  Charismatic and confident, Animal Talk are worthy of their hype.”
4 Right Chords

“Animals don’t really talk, but then again they don’t form post-dance rock groups with the world at their feet. Invigorating Boston based electro-pop.”
– NXNE 2012