Here’s our brand new video for “Swimming In Filth” filmed and edited by Tyler Long / Press & Release Media who also did our "Dark Days" video last summer. We had a ton of fun making this!
Today our brand new split 7” / Cassettes are shipping out from the record labels. We’re super proud of this release and hope everyone checks it out and spreads the word. Working with our brothers in Wreckage, Head 2 Wall Records, and Down For Anything Records was truly a privilege. Everyone involved is living that pure DIY spirit and we couldn’t be happier to be aligned with them. Both versions came out beautiful.
If you’re a collector nerd like us you can check our DISCOGRAPHY page to see the pressing info for the new split.
Besides offering special colored tapes and / or 7”s direct from the labels both of them are offering different exclusive shirt & tank top designs for a limited time. Please support them and don’t miss out!
We’ve been playing some sweet shows in and out of town recently and were fortunate enough to share the stage with Cruel Hand, Ringworm, & Shai Hulud recently. I’m sure there will be plenty more great shows in the months to come including a record release show in Buffalo w/ Wreckage this August.
Our WEBSTORE has been really busy lately with a few shirt designs selling out and going out of print, and some of our other stock is dwindling. We also have a few color options for the new 7” / Cass available as of now. Our European split 7” release with Additional Time that came out last winter is almost all gone from us so if you want one act fast. We’re dropping off packages at the post office several times a week.
Here’s a photo montage video of one of our new tracks called “Time Bandits”, enjoy.
2013 proved to be a great year for the Animal. We stayed super productive and had an awesome time in the process. We played a ton of local shows and had the opportunity to play in a few other states too. We ended the year on a high note by getting to play with tons of amazing bands at Pittsburgh’s Sincerity Fest and also doing something I had always wanted to do which was playing live on a radio show. We were also fortunate enough to release our debut on a 7”, a bunch of new shirts, and 2 videos this year. At the final moment of 2013 our split 7”s from Europe arrived in the mail just making us more and more excited for the future. You can hear the two tracks from this split here: MEDIA
With such a great year behind us we decided to keep the momentum and energy up so we’ve hit the ground running again with a new release all ready in the works. We’re doing a split EP featuring 2 new tracks “Time Bandits” and “Swimming in Filth”. The release will be with Buffalo, NY’s WRECKAGE (ex- Buried Alive, Despair, It Dies Today). It will be released by Head 2 Wall Records on 7” vinyl and Down For Anything records will be putting it out cassette. We’re excited to work with both labels as they’ve been doing nothing but killer releases this past year so check them out. We’ll be posting more info as it develops.
We’ve updated a ton of stuff in the webstore including 3 different color versions of the new split 7” with Germany’s ADDITIONAL TIME. A new shirt design and a new baseball T both of which came out super nice. We’ve also added a slew of HA and Erie Hardcore vinyl stickers. There’s some bundles on the store too so you can get more for less! Check it all out here: HA Webstore
Today is the day. It’s time to drop our new video for “Dark Days”. We had always wanted to shoot a video for this song as it was the first we ever wrote & also the title track from our debut EP that was released earlier this year. We had a ton of fun filming it with Tyler from Press & Release Media and we think he did an amazing job with what we envisioned. We’d also like to thank Hardcore Worldwide for debuting the video for us. Check it out here:
The video features many of our favorite spots in our beloved city of Erie, PA. The vacant lot where all of the band footage was shot is actually the former location of an old venue called Shooters. Many of us saw some of our first live Erie hardcore shows there over 2 decades ago. Now we can say we played there as well even if there’s no walls or floor! We’ll definitely be working with Tyler again in the future for some new videos.
For anyone who doesn’t all ready have the “Dark Days” EP it is still available for free download CLICK HERE… and the 7” version is still available from Holy Mountain Music here along with an exclusive shirt design CLICK HERE.
We’re also playing this Sat in Springfield, IL with some great bands like Pound For Pound (final show), Blood In Blood Out, and our brothers in Smoke & Mirrors. Come out and get wild with us.