While the Vancouver band, Bend Sinister‘s album Animals isn’t being released until tomorrow, they are doing an all day, full stream of the album today on The Big Takeover for a sneak peek. The 10-track sophomore album is the follow up to their 2012 debut Small Fame. The band has already released two singles off the album, “Fancy Pants” and “Teacher.”

Full stream of Animals here!

Bend Sinister

The band is made up of Daniel Moxon (Vocals/Piano), Jason Dana (Drums/Percussion), Matt Rhode (Bass), and Joseph Blood (Guitar/Vocals). In the past couple of years, they have been touring constantly and have been a part of music festivals such as SxSW and CMJ. While mostly categorizes as progressive rock, they chose to have their music grow and experiment with new sounds. “There are definitely ‘holy grails’ in terms of pop writing” says Joseph Blood, “records that perfectly balance songwriting with concepts, the Beach Boys and the Beatles did it and newer bands like Dr Dog or the Flaming Lips are able to get close. I think that’s where Bend Sinister hopes to get as each record goes by.”

Bend Sinister

The band is now touring in support of Animals and can be found in Austin all week for SxSW. Their official showcase is on March 15 at the Velveeta Room, but they will also be playing at Social Good Space on March 11, at the Canada House Showcase on March 13 and have been in talks to perform additional shows all week. Check other tours dates below!


March 11 – Austin, TX – Social Good Space (SxSW)
March 13 – Austin, TX – Friend’s (SxSW)
March 15 – Austin, TX – Velveeta Room (SxSW)
March 18 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
March 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose
March 25 – New York, NY – Piano’s
March 26 – Brooklyn, NY – Friends & Lovers
March 27 – Detroit, MI – PJ Lager’s House
March 28 – Chicago, IL – Juniors Sports Bar
March 29 – Chicago, IL – Underground Lounge
March 30 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club