[MP3/VIDEO] New Animal – “Try”

Atlanta’s New Animal dropped a giant slab of free music on the internet earlier this month in the form of their 15 track, 75 minute debut.  That sounds excessive, but there’s honestly not a disposable track on the record.  The duo cover a lot of stylistic ground over the course of all those minutes, intermingling psych-pop with lo-fi electronics, but there’s a unifying sensibility that keeps the album from feeling schizophrenic or haphazardly thrown together.  This is well-written pop, with a persistent sincerity in the vocals that gives the songs an anthemic quality.  The music is bigger than the production, but that contrast is also part of the charm.  I think you can hear all that on “Try,” my favorite local track of 2011 so far (and that actually means something, the year is off to a great start).

Download:  New Animal – “Try”

Get the whole album for free at their Bandcamp page.  For more videos, check out the band’s YouTube channel.  There’s a full 29 of them.

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