The Animen, Switzerland
Oh Nashville, Tennessee, you have taken to your bosom one of the most promising groups on the Swiss music scene, The Animen. And what have you done with them? You’ve turned them into even better cowboys and Indians than they were already. Carried by the rasping voice of their singer, who seems to have something of the Davy Crockett about him, their new album Are We There Yet? is crying out for success. A buffalo hide of rock recorded with Andrija Tokic, producer of Alabama Shakes, shot through with sweet soul, structured with guitar riffs and thundering drums. The tumultuous foursome make music from battered old canteens, the ones that have kept the good old taste of ancestral recipes. And it’s mighty delicious.