Boston undertaking Animal Hospital — aka Kevin Micka — as soon as launched three LPs within the 2000s. These have been 2005’s Self Titled, 2009’s Good Or A lot, Streets + Avenues, and the identical 12 months’s Reminiscence. Since then, Micka has been guitar teching for Yo La Tengo and engineering for native Boston bands. However Micka’s been releasing music as Animal Hospital once more; in 2020 he shared the Fatigue LP and this 12 months’s Discovered and OK, Kevin EPs. Now, Micka has introduced a brand new album, Shelf Life, which options the hypnotic lead single “Fuselage.” There’s additionally a music video starring Jersey Beat dancer/choreographer Khiyamisha “Fendikyy” McDougald and her crew.
“Plenty of my work takes a very long time to return to a way of completion,” says Micka of his sporadic output. “It takes some effort to let go and get perspective or distance from the work to be able to re-engage with it.”
He provides about his efficiency type and evolution as a composer: “I turned much less involved whether or not I might pull these off in a stay setting alone. Nothing must be definitive and every thing can and must be reinterpreted and proceed to stay on in a brand new and completely different life. Some tracks continued feeling finest in a solo context, much more deconstructed than my early materials, however on the identical time, I assumed larger.”
Hearken to and watch the video for “Fuselage.”
A2 “Terrible Beast”
B3 “His Wonderful Mates”
B4 “As At all times”
Shelf Life is out 11/03 through Sipsman. Pre-order it right here.