"Animal Nation should be prescribed by physicians as an oratory cure-all for many of the ailments which plague the human condition, including, but not limited to, depression, heartache, ennui and the blahs. I defy anyone to listen and not feel happy."|
-Kent Osborne, Adventure Time, SpongeBob Squarepants writer??
Animal Nation is from Whistler, BC They combine harmonicas, guitars, and drum machines with turntables, sampling, and banjos to create a hip-hop show unlike anything you've ever seen before. Most recently Animal Nation was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Album for our recently released "Basement Tapes vol.1" (Listen to the full stream here -
Having just come home from Toronto for NXNE, and playing a sold out 10000 person festival on Vancouver Island in July (including appearances by KD Lang, and Emmylou Harris, Buffy Saint Marie) the band is hitting the road again for their third major tour this year.
Kicking off in Whistler for the start of this year's Crankworx festival, the band will be travelling as a three piece again as guitar player Jeff Waters is back from back surgery and on the road again! In September the band is set to play 2 shows at the Western Canadian Music Awards in Regina (Breakout West Fest) to go with their WCMA nomination (best hip-hop album).
Previous accolades include playing the 2010 Olympics, Pemberton Festival, multiple Telus Ski and Snowboard Festivals, Parliament Hill on Canada Day).