Animal Friend is a San Francisco-based trio producing dark and sultry grooves for the dance floor. In their early incarnation, they played around California as an 80's inspired rock band. Now Kazuko Anne Kimura fronts vocals with minimal psychedelic stylings, Jacob Frautschi (New Spell) provides a physical/electronic rhythmic underpinning, and Jasper Speicher (forlove) holds it all together with deep synth grooves and a retro touch. The Animal Friend sound blends German sensibilities with dark disco feels.

photography by Krescent Carrasso