San Francisco CA

Suzanimal is a smart, playful psychedelic pop/rock project from San Francisco Bay Area singer, songwriter and bassist Suzanne Galal. Inspired by her love of Talking Heads and the Tom Tom Club.  Galal — a scientist and pharmacy professor by day — picked up a bass guitar for the first time at the age of 30, and began writing confident, groove-centered tracks soon after. With Galal’s seductive yet light-as-air vocals, lyrics driven by her curiosity about the human mind, and a rotating cast of veteran backing musicians, the band quickly earned a reputation for engaging live performances and genre-defying style. A Suzanimal show is designed to make you lose yourself to the rhythm — with just enough of the unexpected to keep you on your toes ‘til the afterparty. 

Suzanimal released their debut EP, Body, recorded at San Francisco’s legendary Hyde Street Studios.  It was described by KQED as, “subtle, evocative and precise — swings with an attitude that’s breezy yet grounded.”  Passing, just released in September of 2022, is the first full-length from Suzanimal. Written over a period that included the birth of Galal’s son, her first year of parenthood, and the beginning of a global pandemic, the album expands on the funky, danceable sounds she introduced with her debut EP, Body. Featuring more experimental, sophisticated arrangements and lush production that makes each track feel both intimate and spacious. Passing finds Galal considering the ways of the universe and the plight of the household spider; crafting long-distance love songs and deeply felt lullabies; and making peace with coexisting joy and grief during a uniquely strange moment in time.  The song “Eel” was recently featured in KQED’s Pass the Aux. (KQED)

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