Via Audio's band van has the word "SNOB" painted on its side in cartoonish block letters. The Brooklyn-based, Berklee-educated foursome surely aren't the only music lovers who self-identify that way these days-- even beyond their home borough. Based on the recent chart successes of Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear, and Animal Collective, a growing portion of U.S.
Animalore is the second full-length album from the four-piece Brooklyn-based indie pop band Via Audio, and was produced by Spoon’s drummer Jim Eno. On their first full-length album Say Something the band created wistful and likable indie pop that garnered the praise of many, including Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla who identified them as his “new favorite band” and other publications soon followed with gleaming reviews. On Animalore each song appears to be entirely detached from the others creating an assortment of some sort, a work of art, an experience of miraculous proportions that undoubtedly shows the creative aptitude Via Audio holds.