Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Animal Train - Zebra Crossing - Released 2012 on BHJ Records

Animal Train - Zebra Crossing
cover art by: Kez Bizzare

I recently reviewed a 7” record from Animal Train titled Steel Rail Rider. Apparently the kids in AT were so happy and impressed by my lackluster style of review that they invited me to review their latest album released on BHJ Records titled Zebra Crossing. 

This full length contains 12 tracks; a couple of which (N.R.A, and Drunk, Punk & Pissed Off) can be found on PoDunk radios first free compilation digi-release (as well as the Steel Rail Rider 7”) and are both quality fucking tunes. 

Missed Adventures and Off the Tracks were both on the Steel Rail Rider 7” as well and as previously reported these two songs are great listening. 

The remainder of the tracks on this CD are right on par with the aforementioned tracks. AT has a way of throwing a bit of dirt and grit onto a pop-punk sound and coming up with something that’s well, just plain raw, punk rock goodness. 

CJ covers the vocals on this one, Rich does his guitar thing (he makes it seem easy) while Jeremy bangs out the drums and offers up backing vocals, and Chris keeps the steady bassline bumping along while throwing out the occasional backing vocal as well.

I’m beginning to think that AT isn’t capable of putting out a bad release and the guys at Spitshine Studios did a great production job on this one. 

Thanks for another great album Animal Train. I look forward to many, many more.

Track Listing:

  1. Mad Dash
  2. E.P.G.
  3. Pharmaphobia
  4. N.R.A.
  5. Off The Track
  6. Board On Wheels
  7. Global Market
  8. Can’t Take That Away
  9. Summertime
  10. Drunk Punk & Pissed Off
  11. Missed Adventures
  12. Evil Behind The Wheel

Pick this one up for just $10 bucks here
Find out more about Animal Train at their new website



  1. Animal train remind me of Blink 182 when they first started out, they are raw, energetic and pleasing to the ear. Animal Train have got the potential to be a great punk rock band. Keep up the hard work


  2. Screamo bullshit from animal train, can't sing or play.