Today, alternative renegades Half the Animal released their newest single “Too Late.” The song, which had its first look on Baeble Music, bursts with a disruptive pop crescendo and spirals out into a shimmery synth-driven chants – CLICK HERE to listen.
Half the Animal began as a reunion for lifelong friends Chase Johnson (vocals) and Nick Gross (drums), following a brief run in the Southern California punk scene a few years back. Joined by Dan Graham, the group immediately bared its teeth. Powered by sweeping synths, supersize hooks, wild lyrics, and a reckless spirit, the sound could be likened to a one-night stand between Coast Modern, Phantogram, and The Kooks narrated by The Wolf of Wall Street.
Half the Animal came out of the gate hot, making a mark independently with their 2016 debut single “Babylon” quickly generating over 2 millions streams as Billboard gave them early kudos – LISTEN HERE. Preceding a 2017 cross-country tour alongside Atlas Genius, the follow-up banger “Bad Bad Love” landed on Spotify‘s coveted “New Music Friday” playlist – LISTEN HERE.
Along the way, the boys crystallized their signature style in sessions with powerhouse songwriters and producers such as JKash [Charlie Puth, Maroon 5], Ammo [Mike Posner, Katy Perry], Captain Cuts [Walk The Moon, Icona Pop], and Sam Martin [G-Eazy, Jhené Aiko].
Half the Animal have a vision to approach altrock from a new angle. They want to capture the chillwave of 2018 with modern production, unique sounds, but with a rock n roll attitude, and memorable melodies that aren’t predictable; including lyrics that speak to the dichotomy of Chase – an exuberant, fashion-forward extrovert, who struggles with a reclusive demon-plagued vulnerability. This latest single embodies just that.
There is much more to come this year from Half the Animal. Catch them on tour now Great Good Find OK and Smallpools – CLICK HERE to buy tickets:
May 10 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
May 11 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Chicago
May 12 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
May 14 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
May 15 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
May 20 Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
May 22 San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
May 23 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues San Diego
May 24 Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
May 26 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
May 30 Dallas, TX @ The Cambridge Room at The House of Blues