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Biography

Animo was a pop punk band from Denver, Colorado formed in 2001 that disbanded in February 2009. They used to be called DORK.

Former members, Schuyler Ankele, Brian Johannsen, and Jimmy Blair have started a new rock band called Heart & Soul Radio.

Here's Some Things They've Done:

Played over 500 shows all over North America, including the entire Vans Warped Tour in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008.

Had songs appear on MTV, FUSETV, and the movie American Pie Presents: Band Camp.

In January 2007 they had a drumhead put in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame as part of the Vans Warped Tour display. They are also featured in the video that accompanies the display.

In December 2006 our song "Songwriting for Dummies" was selected as the winner by a panelist of listeners and radio station employees as the number 1 song out of 40 local bands.

Named Best Punk Rock Band by the Westword newspaper in 2003, and 2006. They have also been featured in the paper several times.

Here's What The Press Has Said About Them:

“Colorado's Animo hung out backstage and showed off why the female fans went crazy for them during their breakout set. They're one of a number of bands picking up a great deal of buzz on this Warped Tour” - Rolling Stone.com July 2008

“This band reminds me of everything I missed in punk rock. These guys are a mix of Unwritten Law, NOFX, and old Blink with catchy riffs as well as catchy and melodic choruses. Why these dudes aren't signed is beyond me, because these (songs) are awesome!” - Guestlist Magazine July 2008

“Animo swelling buzz on this year's Warped Tour. Evidently, the band is turning heads a plenty. About damn time” - The Westword July 2008

“This Colorado quartet plays straightforward, guitar-based pop punk, refreshingly free from the band-of-the-moment stigmatisms. Blood in the Water sounds assured, and boasts a varied selection of songs and tough production” –- Jersey Beat July 2008

“Animo is the most fun you can have without having to shower afterwards” – Rock on Request July 2006

"Channels a high-minded brand of punk that blends raw aggression with strong musicianship and pop sensibilities" – Boulder Daily Camera June 2008

“Animo promise real punk”—AntiMusic June 2008

“Animo is here to rock your world” – The Connextion June 2008

“Solid CD from start to finish” – SkatePunk.org July 2008

Other known "animo's":
Disambiguation: animo is also a uruguayan post-hardcore, emo hardcore band.
It is also a french band, who gained famed singning "des gens stricts" in 1987

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