Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Some Kind of Animal began as a side-project between close friends and longtime collaborators Anthony Jardine (vocals, guitar, keys) and Tim Mulhern (vocals, guitar). The two met semiweekly for three or four years, sharing and workshopping demos that didn’t fit the tone of their then bands. Over time, the burgeoning passion project became the duo’s primary musical outlet.
As the collection of songs grew, the band set off to record its debut album at Postal Recording in Indianapolis. The self-titled album, released in 2017, is laced with lyrical imagery and melodic harmonies, which is a main pillar to the band's tonality. The 11-track album teems with wistful, melancholy vocals set within musical beds that are at once modern and timeless—a vibe best described as “soulful indie folk rock.”
Some Kind of Animal is currently writing a follow up EP to its self titled album. While taking a step back from its previously folk oriented sound, the band continues focus on its dark and melancholic sensibility while experimenting with a more evolved sound.
Some Kind of Animal is:
Anthony Jardine - Vocals, Keys
Tim Mulhern - Guitar, Vocals
Tony Tortella - Bass, Vocals
David Rocco - Drums, Percussion