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Home By Now

by The Animators

The Animators blend acoustic instruments and vocal harmonies with electronic textures and beats, creating modern pop songs that work like short stories.
Genre: Pop: Quirky
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Nice Guy
3:47 $0.99
2. Rearrange
4:40 $0.99
3. Girl #3
4:50 $0.99
4. The Drive
5:14 $0.99
5. Better Not Say
4:26 $0.99
6. Medicine
2:57 $0.99
7. A Perfect World
4:19 $0.99
8. Simple
4:10 $0.99
9. If Only
6:19 $0.99
10. How To Get By
4:10 $0.99
11. Help Is On The Way
5:58 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
"Truly Great" -- Filter Magazine

Combining the craft of singer-songwriters like Peter Gabriel with the skills and modern sensibilities of production wizards like the Neptunes, the Animators create a wide variety of consistently engaging pop songs. Together only since November of 2001, the bi-coastal duo has already staked out a musical landscape all their own.

The Animators bring life to their songs in two very different ways. In the studio their goal is to find each song's "natural habitat," employing everything from urban-style rhythm tracks to muted trombones to overdriven Fenders. But the live show strips the same songs down to two vocals, acoustic guitar and accordion, with textures and beats supplied by an iBook. The Animators deliver the goods in both settings, a testiment to their strong songwriting.

Singer/songwriter Devon Copley was the heart of New York power-popsters The Pasties, which the All Music Guide described as "well worth keeping an eye on" shortly before they broke up in 2002. With the Pasties, Copley garnered praise for his "hook-heavy melodies" (the Boston Globe) and "vocal gold" ( His song "The Wreck of You and Me" was awarded the Grand Prize of the 2001 Great American Song contest.

Producer/songwriter Alex Wong earned a degree in classical percussion, and then sold his soul to rock & roll. Formerly part of the alternative-rock quartet The Din Pedals (Epic/Sony), Wong now runs Angelhouse Studios in Venice, CA, with producer Andrew Kapner (Shuvel, Bran Van 3000).



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Alicia Goldman

Bubble gum disney music
Too sugary, too refined, too sweet, too disney soundtrack. Powerpop itself can be limiting, however still satisfying. Home by Now is falls short.


I've been a fan for a few years after seeing a few live shows at Genghis Cohen in LA. I had been anticipating the studio CD and I have not been disappointed. The Drive still moves me every time. The other tracks offer listeners both variety and passion. Who knew an accordian could be so amazing?

C. Lee

Excellent craftsmanship--in the music, the lyrics, AND the mix.
Better Not Say brought tears to my eyes. Nice Guy was clever, restrained, and so clear and true. Rearrange and Medicine were wonderfully crisp. Girl#3 paints a picture so clearly I need sunglasses to listen to it. Not so taken by Perfect World, which is more formulaic than their other works.. Help is on the way is a terrific final cut. Hard to believe that this is just Two Guys, singing and playing their guts out! I am sincerely looking forward to new releases.

Terrance Schemansky (3000 Records)

This album has the potential to hook countless new fans from around the world.
It's clear that there was a great amount of work put behind the writing and production of these recordings. "A Perfect World" has a straight forward rhythm and I found my self nodding my head and tapping my feet. Considering the thoughtful lyric content, and catchy melodies... This is an album you can listen to straight through while enjoying every song minute by minute. Home By Now has the potential to hook countless new fans from around the world.

Rodrigo A. Munoz

The Animators put together a great CD, and put on an even better show.
This album has a wonderful mix of peaceful, heartfelt songs and high-energy, equally heartfelt songs. I saw them performing with Vienna Teng in San Francisco and was hooked. If you ever get a chance to watch them live, by all means do so! It may be your only opportunity to see a musician rock out with an accordion in his hands. I also highly recommend their other, 5-song album, especially its opener, 'Good to Be Here.' Can't wait for their next release. :-)

Elizabeth Baudouin

The Animators are soooooooooo excellent!


This album will be deemed a classis one day. It's absolutely brillaint. the production and writting are absolutely original and in a class of it's own. If you like the Postal Service at all, you need to check this out.


the animators are talented, versatile, and sound great!
this cd is ab-fab! i already brought it to work and everyone loves it! the songs are arranged well so you can enjoy the entire cd on repeat forever!


The Animators are truly talented and I highly recommend buying this CD!!
Each song on this album is pretty much perfect...
I can listen to it over and over and it's just as great for a party as for driving alone.
Versatile, compassionate pop music...
I'd say there should be more music like this, but really, I think I just want these guys to put out more CD's!

James Payne

An Interesting Sound Worth Checking Out
Home By Now is an awesome CD. Each song sounds different and is catchy in its own way, but they also flow really well. I would recommend this CD to anyone out there looking for a new sound.
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