Animal Years: The Animal Kingdom

Brooklyn-based band Animal Years will be playing Stage Two of the Rockwood Music Hall in New York City on Sept. 17, which celebrates the release of the indie rockers’ debut album, Sun Will Rise. The quartet was formed by Mike McFadden, already an accomplished solo artist, who took the name Animal Years and recruited the other members to complete the band’s live performances and to move forward from his singer-songwriter career. The album boasts smooth melodies and powerful guitars with a touch of folk to round out their emotional songs.