Jake’s Take’s Podcast – Animal Years’ Mike McFadden

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

It is a pleasure to welcome Animal Years lead singer Mike McFadden to The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast. 

Animal Years is comprised of McFadden, bassist Anthony Saladino, and drummer Anthony Spinnato. The trio has pegged into every musical genre possible. The group recorded songs in Americana, folk, pop, and rock music. In 2017, the band released their critically acclaimed extended play, Far from Home, which included tracks such as “Friends,” “Give It Up,” and “Home.” Following its release, the trio spent 18 months on the road that included opening for Blues Traveler and a sold-out show in New York’s Music Hall of Williamsburg.

The band received numerous praise from significant music media outlets, including Billboard, Culture Collide, and Earmilk. Rolling Stone named Animal Years as one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.” 

2021 is currently turning out to be the band’s biggest year yet. On February 26, the trio dropped This is An Album Called Animal Years, Part One – EP. This is An Album Called Animal Years, Part Two – EP, the second extended play is scheduled to drop on May 21. The entire album, This Is An Album Called Animal Years, is expected to drop later this year.

In this edition of The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar PodcastMike McFadden shared the band’s origin story, revealed the lessons that the band learned from Blues Traveler, and reminisced about recording the group’s highly successful album: Sun Will Rise. Mike also gave the stories behind the band’s hit songs, including “What I’m Fighting For,” “Talking to You,” “Friends,” and “Caroline,” their most streamed song on Spotify.

For more information about Animal Years, visit their website.

You can also connect with Animal Years on social media. Visit their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube channels.

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