Varsity Theater Presents
629 Cedar Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55454
Doors 8:00PM / Show 9:00PM
This event is 18 and over
"Achingly beautiful celestial indie...will have Sigur Ros quivering with envy." -- NME
Animal Kingdom are Richard Sauberlich (Vocals/Guitar/Piano), Hamish Crombie (Bass), Geoff Lea (Drums). Based in leafy North London the band have been together since July 2008.
Their 2009 debut album 'Signs and Wonders' was recorded in Seattle with producer Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes,The Shins) and introduced people to their unique world-view.
The first single was the haunting "Chalk Stars" a song that xfm's John Kennedy made his "Record of the Year" and was described by Zane Lowe as a "stunning piece of music." Second single 'Tin Man' was an iTunes Single of the Week and iTunes US named them Best New Alternative Act.
Support tours with Vampire Weekend, Band of Horses, Snow Patrol and Silversun Pickups followed, and saw the band developing a loyal live fan-base. The Fly Magazine going as far as to say that "their live presence is a resounding and cinematically cosmic experience."
The band write and rehearse in an old church in North London and have just completed their second album -- with Bat For Lashes/Everything Everything producer David Kosten.
The first single to be taken from their new album will be "Strange Attractor."
Royal Teeth makes music for adventures.
With their newly released debut studio album, "Act Naturally", the band is honing their hooks and and perfecting their melodies. Musicians/Singers Gary Larsen and Nora Patterson provide heartfelt lyrics as the band travels through adventurous soundscapes filled by Andrew Poe, sharply delivered low end by Josh Wells, and huge backbeats provided by Josh Hefner. The deliciously pop-inspired hooks augmented by Stevie Billeaud's guitar serve up eclectic and infectious dance hooks that will make you want to move. Songs like the raucous "Wild" with its vibrantly chanted chorus will undoubtedly keep playing in your head long after the song is over. Equally as unforgettable is the reinvention of the hauntingly lovely "Heartbeats" by The Knife. Make sure and pick up a copy of "Act Naturally" now.
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