Animal Games

Animal Games

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandAlternativeRock

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Biography

ANIMAL GAMES is announcing the release of their debut EP, NEON WILD, which is available now via the band’s website, www.animalgamesla.com. Listeners can purchase the EP for any price they choose (“name your price”); however, people can visit www.facebook.com/animalgames hit “like” and write “gimme your music!” on their wall and the band will comment back with a free digital download code for the full EP.
This first EP effort was recorded independently by the band across several neglected rooms and garages located in Glendale and Santa Fe Springs, California and reflects the root influences (The Smiths, The Chameleons, Elvis Presley/Scotty Moore, and David Bowie, among others) that generated the project.

ANIMAL GAMES began taking form in late 2007, when long-time ex band mates Juan Pablo Grado (bass) and Frank Tobias (lead guitar) agreed to develop a new project after having exercised practicality for a period of time. The two sought out to achieve a brand of discharge that encompassed no rules and paid tribute to a plethora of influences/sounds; be it the raunchy rhythms of glorious punk bands or the beautiful yet sometimes comical melodies of ambassadors from the 80's, and everything outside and in between. From its inception, the project teased and sometimes tortured itself with several musicians before lining up appropriately. Three years of trial and error have resulted in the implantation of Matt Hansen (drums) and Daniel Gonzalez (keyboards/guitars). After crossing paths with vocalist Chris Buxton-Smith, the group was finalized in the summer of 2010. Since that time, the band has been hard at work expanding their sound, writing, recording, and playing an abundance of shows in and around the Los Angeles area. The band was selected in June of 2011 by Earn It Yourself (EIY) to play the Pomona, California stop of the Vans Warped Tour. Additionally, they were selected by Planet LA records to play an artists and brands showcase at The Mezzanine in San Francisco, CA on August 20.
All songs and live videos are posted on their official band website at www.animalgamesla.com.

Lyrics

Casual Touch

Written By: Buxton-Smith/Tobias

Now kiss me back she said
Across my neck
Better still we can just hold back
It's just a taste so u can imagine x2
I wanna feel what you got for a heartbeat
I wanna know what you got for a smile
I wanna see how you look in the morning
I wanna hear how it sounds when you scream
How it sounds when ya

Now picture that she said
Pleading paint me red and our collective breath we can rapture at
Nothing but the sound of the void
Darling lose yourself in the noise
And you wonder how I see right through you x2
Confessions and the vice of the evening well repent when the morning arrives
When the morning

I just don't know now
I just don't don't don't know now no
I can't control myself
I just don't know now
I just don't don't don't know now no
I can't control my

I'm in he'll when you talk about your casual touch
Say what you like long as you speak it in tongues
Sugar liquid red loving chaosx2
I wanna feel what you got for a heartbeat
I wanna know what you got for a smile
I wanna see how you look in the morning
I wanna hear how it sounds when you breath
How it sounds when you

Chorus

Bridge same as chorus

It's just a taste so you can imagine
Now kiss me back she said now kiss me back she said. X2

The Looking Glass

Written By: Buxton-Smith/Tobias

The time I waste inside my head
Sifting through the remnants
Of all the pretty pictures
And footprints in the sand
If patience was a friend of mine
Then all I'd have was time
I'm looking through this looking glass
At all my wasted time
The smiles I've spared
And laughs I gave
To say that you were mine
If patience was a friend of mine
Then all I'd have was time
It was a travesty at best
And I regret to hear your loss
But I've been right here all along
I chose to bear this cross
All I ever wantedx4
Was a song
Looking glass I see right through
Charmed I'm sure
You can't blame me angel
Touch me once and I'll fall to pieces
Charmed im sure you can't blame me angel
You can't blame me angel no x4
The time it takes to complicate and watch the hourglass run dry
My youthful indescriptions
Your gorgeous little lies
If patience was a friend of mine
Then all I'd have was time

Rest is the same

Lullaby

Written By: Buxton-Smith/Tobias

Glimpse her passing through the air
Tempt me mary magdalene
Blink and somehow like the wind she's gone and left my sight again
Fresh as anything anew
Soft as petals luscious you
Hair in mats masscara runs
Angelic vagabond

She looks lovely in the pouring rain
In the courtyard holding lillies
In her hands
I'll wander your wAy in refrain
Careless kissing spaces waiting edless passing days

Whisper nothings light as air
Freeze frame focus streamed in pairs
Ribbon flutter, subtle comfort
Smolder in yhe air
Content to break the hourglass
And count the passing sands place a pebble at her feet and leave a memory where she stands

Chorus

Lose yourself in lullabies and walk the stairs to nowhere climb
Fluid vintage passing life in the nowhere and beyond
Lose myself in something new angel gorgeous as the dew
There's something I can't grasp about this gypsy lust for you

Chorus

Chorus

Discography

NEON WILD EP
1. Casual Touch
2. The Looking Glass
3. Neon Wild
4. Cold Jacket
5. Lullaby

available at www.animalgamesla.com