Portland’s Animal Eyes Announce Their New Self-Released LP, Where We Go, out Fall 2015.
Stream and share the album’s lead single, Mushroom Hunter, that premiered yesterday at PopMatters.
“When those layered vocal harmonies kick in, you can hear the influence of Animal Collective and Grizzly Bear, but best of all you notice the confidence this band shows on their third release.” – PopMatters
Introducing Animal Eyes’ latest LP Where We Go, to be released Fall 2015! The Portland quintet share the first single, “Mushroom Hunter,” a wonderfully quirky and hyper melodic track, and the first introduction to the pop experimentation on their forthcoming LP.
Animal Eyes is a group of five friends who grew up together in rural Alaskan towns with populations below 5,000, where they began the musical exploration that eventually led them to the discovery of their own sound. It also led them to Portland, OR, where they recorded their debut album, Found in the Forest.
After touring the West Coast extensively and spending their spare time writing new material, the group returned to the studio to record their newest EP Ursus. Ursus maintains the folk lyricism and complex rhythms of the first album, but the sound has evolved in a psychedelic rock direction, calling to mind bands such as Grizzly Bear or Animal Collective. Ursus is intense, but does not sacrifice the dedication to intricately layered guitar/vocal melodies and honest songwriting that helps to characterize the sound of Animal Eyes.
Currently, the band is preparing to release their upcoming album Where We Go, playing shows in Portland, planning their next tour dates, and playing with dogs.