The Mild Animals

The Mild Animals

What's up, mildlings! We're The Mild Animals, a band heralding from the beautiful city of College Park, MD. We like to play around with vibes, mixing indie rock with punk, funk, and other genres to make a slightly unpleasant yet still enjoyable conglomerate of alternative music. Hope ya like it!


Your friendly neighborhood alt-rock girl band!

Described by the Washington Post as "throwback indie rock," Makeup Girl is a music lover's dream come true. From their humble beginnings as a rock duo started by Brody Steck and Caleb Schiebel, the band has expanded and matured into something much greater - something new.

Joined by multi-instrumentalist Johnny Leander, and bassist Avery Steck, the band is now at full power.

Drawing from the likes of Stevie Wonder, the Strokes, Funkadelic, and the Arctic Monkeys Makeup Girl’s sound can be described as an explosive combination of pop rock and other genres including jazz, R&B, latin, and funk. Drummer Caleb Schiebel tirelessly pushes his set to the height of its capabilities, pumping out tight rhythms that allow guitar lines and melodies to run wild. Audiences should expect an engaging live show, ranging from energizing rock songs to dreamy jazz inspired numbers. Makeup Girl songs are filled with surprises as the band flows from groove to groove, seamlessly switching tempo and time signatures as the songs progress.

In September 2017, the band released their second EP, titled Something New. The EP is made up of five songs that cover a wide range of sounds and styles. DC-based music blog Hometown Sounds featured the single Think of You, calling the band its “best find of the summer.” Since its release, Makeup Girl has been hard at work playing shows in the DMV area and writing new songs for future releases.


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