Animal Years, the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Baltimore indie-Americana band, will bring its high-energy tunes and live-for-today attitude to the Door County Brewing Company’s Taproom and Music Hall, Highway 57 in Baileys Harbor, on July 26, 8 pm. Expect a night of emotionally charged songs, openhearted vocals and infectious energy.
“We borrowed the name from a Josh Ritter album,” said Animal Years singer-songwriter-guitarist Mike McFadden of his band’s name. “Originally, we just liked the way the phrase sounded, but the more we thought about it, the more it meant to us, and we started saying things like, ‘Live your life in animal years.’ If you knew that you’d only be around for a few years, you’d do things differently. That’s how we try to operate as a band; we try to go for it every day, like we’re gonna die tomorrow.”
That level of urgency resonates throughout the five-song EP Far From Home, its first release: a consistently compelling distillation of the trio’s irresistibly anthemic, unfailingly uplifting songcraft.