Round Hill Music is pleased to announce their co-publishing deal with Animal Years. The four piece band joins Round Hill Music’s expansive client roster, which includes the likes of American Authors, Bronze Radio Return, and Bloodgroup. Animal Years will be playing an exclusive show with fellow Round Hill Music writers, Bronze Radio Returns this Thursday, July 31st.
Brooklyn’s Animal Years bring a fresh face to indie roots rock. With influences ranging from early Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket, Young The Giant, The Wallflowers, to The Avett Brothers, Animal Years is driven by Mike McFadden’s crisp vocals and magnetic poise, as featured on their new record, Sun Will Rise, which was released May 6th, 2014.
Mike McFadden (lead vocals, guitar, and banjo), who adopted the moniker Animal Years to break out of the solo singer/songwriter category, is backed by Anthony Saladino (bass), Anthony Spinnato (drums), and Matt Indellicati (guitar). McFadden released 3 solo albums while living in Baltimore, MD, before moving to New York in October 2012. When McFadden moved to Brooklyn, he recruited former bandmate Saladino and newcomers Spinnato and Indellicati to flesh out his sound at live shows.
Their 2014 release, Sun Will Rise, bursts with free-wheeling, feel-good melodies, and smooth, ringing guitars. From the glorious opening track and first single, “Meet Me”, to rockabilly closer, “Walking Slow”, the quartet delivers indie rock with grace. Title track “Sun Will Rise” blossoms with country/folk tinges, and the dancy “Forget What They’re Telling You” crescendos with impassioned vocals and guitar strums. Sun Will Rise showcases the delicacy and introspection behind the songwriting and draws on the strengths of McFadden’s seasoned voice and multi-instrumental abilities.
Round Hill Music was founded by Josh Gruss in 2010, in partnership with Richard Rowe and Neil Gillis, as a boutique-sized music publisher offering high-touch administration and creative services to its songwriters. Since then, Round Hill Music has signed exclusive worldwide publishing deals with some of the industry’s most successful songwriters, while also building a stellar catalog of iconic songs.
Round Hill’s exclusive worldwide publishing deals now include an extensive range of talent such as prolific songwriter and producer, Marti Frederiksen (Mick Jagger, Def Leppard, Pink, Aerosmith, Carrie Underwood) and composer Chris Caswell (Daft Punk, Happily Ever After, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Muppets), singer/songwriter Wade Kirby (Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, George Straight), singer/songwriter Tatu (Eve, DJ Headhunterz), and Brooklyn rock band American Authors.