Because they are notoriously loud, finding quality live footage of Public Animal is almost impossible. If you get the chance, drop what you’re doing and see them live. You will leave with a little less hearing, but a hell of a lot more soul. The shared Public Animal Horseshoe-8vocals of keyboardist Caitlin Dacey and Canadian rock legend and producer Ian Blurton couldn’t be more satisfying. This band lays the heavy riffs and delivers the kind of rock that has you committed to it, banging your head, from beginning to end. Caitlin’s psychedelic organ riffs and her killer wail have me hooked, but she is also a fucking badass woman, who spends her off-stage time teaching kids and participating in Rock Camp for Girls. Their LP ‘Habitat Animal’ is in regular rotation on my record player, and I don’t anticipate that changing.

(This week’s SongoftheDay segments are being guest-curated by Tracy A. of Cross Dog.  Not only is Tracy a force to be reckoned with on stage, her political views are equally as fierce, and can be felt in the passion of her lyrics.  We are super stoked to have her guest curate some music celebrating the contributions of many of the most iconic women in music.  To learn more about Tracy A. and her great band Cross Dog, click here.)