Jay: vox, guitar, synth, engineer. Eli: bass, vox. Nick: guitar, vox. Ryan: drums, vox
It has been said that when the great floods came there was only one band chosen by Noah to soothe and comfort his animals. Music For Animals was not that band. However, it is worth mentioning that each member - Jayson Martinovich, Eli Meyskens, Ryan Malley, and Nick Bray - are all direct descendents of that original band and therefore carry the same burden of medicating their audiences with hooky choruses and delicious licks. MFA took shape in late 2004 when vocalist Jayson Martinovich and bassist Eli Meyskens split with their old band, One of Many, in search of a more satisfying sound. Their search led them to guitarist Nick Bray, who had left an impression on the boys years earlier, and then on to drummer Ryan Malley. Malley proved to be the deciding factor in which direction the band was headed by serving as the backbone and pulse to MFA’s rhythm heavy sound. Although Music for Animals draws comparisons to the likes of Built to Spill, Les Savy Fav, Talking Heads, and Men At Work, their sound is an amalgam of influences and moods that continues to improve and defy categorization. Their self-released 2006 EP Transmission serves as an example of their ability to create a massive melodic wave that the audience can savor long after listening. MFA was recently signed to local indie label Three Ring Records and is currently in the process of releasing there first full length album.
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