Catch their trek through Asbury on July 18th!

By Diane DiMemmo

I've been lucky enough to catch Spirit Animal's last two pass-throughs in Asbury Park as openers for Red Sun Rising and The Struts last year, as well as their performance in Atlantic City with Theory. I immediately fell in love not only with their unique sound, but with their show as well! To say these guys explode on stage is an understatement. They have an energy that is infectious and pulls you in so that you are guaranteed to have a great time!

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Spirit Animal is  Steve Cooper (lead vocals), Cal Stamp (lead guitar), Paul Michel (bass), and Ronen Evron (drums). The band formed in 2010 and released their first studio album Cost of Living. They followed that up with three EP’s: This is a Test, Kingdom Phylum, and World War IV. Their most recent album – Born Yesterday - was released in August 2018 by Atlantic Records. Singles “Black Jack White” and “Regular World” have racked up more than1 million and 3 million Spotify downloads, respectively.

I think the best way to let you know what you're in store for with a Spirit Animal show is to let Steve Cooper explain it. In an past interview with Sun City Paradise, he said, "We do have a lot of different influences, but we also share a common goal. We look at it as a pop group with a bunch of stuff around it. The focus is the song and the energy. It’s rock and roll plain and simple, but we’re really into the big, huge anthem of pop music. We like to rock hard, and we like to make sure that there is serious edge to everything we do. We also love a hook, we love to party and we love to dance. We are always bringing it back to that central, familiar, fun energy, but always with a twist. Something that will keep you on your toes, make you think or hit you in the face. I don’t think it’s where we are from stylistically, rather than what we agree on."

Make sure to secure your tickets now for their show at The Saint on July 18th ... before it's too late! Check out AP Vibe's "Essential Spirit Animal Playlist" to hear some of their cool tunes, as well as their Instagram account for hilarious posts. Let us know what songs you hope to hear at the show in the comments section below.

Spotify Playlist

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