The Animal Beat

The Animal Beat

 Richmond, Virginia, USA

Indie rock meets folk songs with a modern twist on the debut release "Ambient Jungle Noise." Though these songs were born on guitars, they morphed into grand arrangements with the depth of Marianas Trench and more hooks than the sea lampreys that inhabit it. Rock evolution: Prepare to grow thumbs!


During the winter time, wild beasts know to hibernate by nature. Thus, the beginnings of Richmond, Virginia-based The Animal Beat are not unlike the annual cycles of the great black bear or the North American gila monster. In November of 2008, Travis Tucker and Jeff Linka began writing and practicing songs in a suitable cave overlooking one of Richmond's most populas floras. The following March, after weeks of living off of only gathered and stored acoustic guitars and pianos, it was finally time to emerge and set out on a path with others who shared only one distinct uniformity: nonuniformity.

Bassist Andrew Saunders, pianist David Graham, and drummer Paul Howard soon joined the pack, adding their own howls and claw prints to a set of songs that would eventually make up The Animal Beat's debut EP, "Ambient Jungle Noise."


"Ambient Jungle Noise" EP - 2009
"Ambient Jungle Noise" (Expanded Edition) EP - 2010
"Ordinary" SINGLE - 2010
"11" DOUBLE A-SIDE - 2011

Set List

Original songs:

Ambient Jungle Noise EP -
The Badge On Your Sleeve
Clean Bones
Spectacled Caiman
While You Feel It
A Drum To Pound

Ordinary EP -
The Dogs Along The Way

Drive Home The Messenger
The Rain Stopped Today

Rivers Thru America
Wolves Will Be Wolves
Mad House
The Dogs Along The Way
XRay Machine
Governor Wild
Wake Me Up
Wilderness Of Love
Relax, Slow Down, Unwind
Darkness Turns Blue
Fool Like You
Makes A Man
I Used To Run
Modern Rock
The Water
Little Waves

The Band - Up On Cripple Creek
Beach Boys - Barbara Ann
Beach Boys - Sloop John B.
The Beatles - Come Together
The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
Sam Cooke - Bring It On Home To Me
Otis Redding - Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
Oasis - She's Electric
Oasis - Wonderwall
The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
Boston - Foreplay/Long Time