Animal Hospital is the musical recording and performance entity of Boston’s Kevin Micka.

"One of post-rock's most exploratory guitarists sets out to make a straight-up rock record with luminous results... it’s music that lunges forward without trying to outpace the qualities that keep it within the goalposts of being curveballing guitar music at its root... a perfectly-pitched primer to his universe." —The Quietus

"Boston's musical mad scientist Animal Hospital makes a record with a Shelf Life."—WBUR (Boston NPR affiliate)

"[Shelf Life] is a rich and layered mix of dreamy instrumental elements, intricate arrangements, driving rhythms and a breathtaking tension." —Treble 

"Animal Hospital's Shelf Life is intense, layered maximalism... [it] works as compelling, brilliant post-rock but also an exercise in how to effectively break all the rules." —PopMatters

A dozen years in the making, Shelf Life arrives like a celebration of Micka’s Animal Hospital project, serving as The Most Animal Hospital Record to date and also a gateway into the project’s universe for the uninitiated. Play it loud. Out now on digital and vinyl via Sipsman.