Animal Lover is made up of guitarist-vocalist Addison Shark, drummer Nate Fisher, and bassist Evan Bullinger. If the power trio’s name strikes you as unfamiliar, perhaps their respective predecessors will stir your memory. Shark and Fisher are alumni of Gumbi, the heavy punk outfit while Bullinger is a former guitarist for the underground metal group, Høst. Both bands hailed from the Fargo/Moorhead area. For Addison Shark, the union came naturally. “Our bands went on tour together and I guess we bonded or something,” he says.