Animal Sun

June 21, 2021

Formed in 2015 and led by two brothers; vocalist/songwriter Steven Blake and drummer William Alton originally cut their teeth playing in small clubs up and down the east coast. The name Animal Sun was in dedication to their late friend and musical compadre James Sun, who’s life was tragically cut short in 2011.

By late 2017, Animal Sun had begun appearing all over local radio and opening for noteworthy acts such as The Frights, (Epitaph) as well as minor touring throughout the region. After establishing a dedicated fanbase, the two decided to move to Los Angeles, where they would meet keyboardist/percussionist Tyler DeCastro, and bass player Adam Gardner. Their lead single "girl in blue" was released on June 20th, 2019, and quickly made its way onto renowned alternative stations such as idobi radio and KROQ "Locals Only", even snagging the #5 spot for multiple weeks in a row and gaining over 1.1 million streams on Spotify alone.

The immediate success allowed Animal Sun to begin playing to packed rooms all over, including the legendary Troubadour. While quietly putting together their debut album ‘echoes of a dream’, the band released their next single titled ‘every word’ on January 22nd, 2021. The track was well-received, growing Animal Sun’s fanbase even further while also being featured in award-winning, music magazines such as Alt Press and American Songwriter. With a stunning new visual world, the band now begins its most exciting era to date with their debut album 'echoes of a dream' releasing June 11th, 2021.

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Video Credits: Astral Media

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