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We’ve been huge supporters of Animal Talk ever since the quartet broke onto the Boston scene back in 2011. Their debut EP was a polished joyride through electronic sounds and indie-pop melodies, merging dance floors with rock clubs one hook at a time.

Now with the band’s sophomore EP Kid due tomorrow and in advance of their record-release Saturday night at Brighton Music Hall in Allston, we are honored to host a live listening party all-day today. Led by the rumbling “Mama Was A Teenage Rocker” and the yearning synth soul of “Tie Me Up,” Kid is another pitch-perfect effort. Only this one took a bit longer to produce.

“Our last EP was recorded in four days,” says guitarist Ben Bourgeois. “The spirit of this EP is a little different. It was a lot of fun to make this record but we took our time with it and embraced the idea of experimentation. We wrote and rewrote songs until we were all happy with the finished product.”

He adds: “The last EP was more like a happy accident. I guess this record was a lot more intentional.”

Check out the full EP below, as well as individualized tracks.

Animal Talk’s record release party on Saturday is FREE with your RSVP at Do617.com, and also features a performance by electro-pop duo Miss Geo and DJ sets by Moe Pope and Rain. It’s the launch of Do617.com Last Call series — doors at 11pm — and is co-presented by Goose Island.

Oh, and did we mention Brighton Music Hall now has Skee-ball?

The full EP:


[hr] And as individual songs:


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