by Leor Galil
On See You in the Funny Pages Animal City mix rugged postpunk, carefree power-pop, outre soul, and even bits of lounge for an odd and endearing listening experience. Throughout the album the band manages to invoke well-known indie acts such as Ted Leo & the Pharmacists (on the ebullient "Anna Got a Devito") and the XX (in the cold guitar-line on "Orphan Husband") while keeping everything grounded in its intimate, enthusiastic, and off-kilter sound.
Sophomore Lounge will release See You in the Funny Pages on Tue 2/19, and we've got the exclusive premiere of it. Take a listen to the album and prepare for Animal City's record release show at the Empty Bottle on Sat 2/23; it's part of the Chicago Mixtape's two-year anniversary, and the whole thing starts at 9 PM.