Genres:Jazz - JazzPop/Light Jazz, Jazz - Bebop/Traditional, Pop Rock, Alternative Pop, Pop - Adult Contemporary, Rock - Pop Rock, Rock - Experimental/Post-Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop , RnB - Modern/Urban Contemporary
The Animators create modern popular music.
Devon Copley and Alex Wong became the Animators in 2002, beginning as a bicoastal, multicultural duo. Citing as influences the songwriting and arrangements of Simon & Garfunkel and the Postal Service, and with a talent for melody in the vein of Nada Surf, they swiftly became favorites in the American singer-songwriter scene, performing in a wide range of residencies and showcases on both coasts. Wong moved to join Copley in Brooklyn and together they opened Angelhouse East Studios in 2004. Bassist Phil Galitzine joined the full band in fall 2003 and drummer Kevin Rice in fall 2004.
"Impressive ... unique and inspired." (All Music Guide, four stars)
"Highly recommended." (Performing Songwriter)
"Truly great." (Filter magazine)
The Animators'' new album, "How We Fight," was released in April 2006 and is currently in rotation on over 100 college and independent radio stations nationwide. The group has toured across America and as far afield as Singapore, sharing stages with the likes of Norah Jones, the Bravery, Gavin DeGraw, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and Mike Viola. Their songs have been featured on MTV''''s The Real World, XM Satellite Radio and numerous independent films.
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