You’d be forgiven for thinking Bend Sinister’s Animals was an unknown 70’s prog band reunion album. This Vancouver quartet is unabashedly committed to bringing back shag-carpet cool and rocking the Hammond B3 organ like no one else. Thankfully they have the technical chops and gusto to back it up - otherwise it would fall flat. Grammy nominated producer Joe Marlett (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters) gives the material the hard rock punch it needs, his well-rounded mix playing up Animals’ ebullient feel. Not necessarily inventive, but rock solid and wildly fun throughout. Thanks for bringing the thunder, guys.
The band rocks ON, QC, SK, and AB in March and April. Head to their website for details.