MP3 At 3PM: Animal Kingdom

animalkingdom4155Rogue Wave meets the Helio Sequence on Animal Kingdom‘s debut LP, Signs And Wonders (Warner Bros.). Frontman Richard Sauberlich’s cool and ghostly vocals, paired with lighthearted and upbeat tempos, succeed in forming a stripped-down sound with a dusting of melancholy and a sprinkle of ’80s pop. The London band additionally thrives in its creative lyrical compositions, as on single “Tin Man,” which takes the overused theme of broken hearts in a completely different direction—to Oz, in fact. Download “Tin Man” below. As a bonus, here’s another mp3 for “Ocean.”

“Tin Man” (download):

“Ocean” (download):