Denver’s Allegaeon have released a masterful cover version of Rush’s “Animate” which you can listen to below. During the recording of Proponent for Sentience, the band recorded two different Rush songs, one of which was “Subdivisions” which fans have already likely heard with its inclusion on the record. The other, “Animate,” has not yet been heard, until now!
Guitarist Greg Burgess commented, “When we settled on Rush to cover during the ‘Proponent’ sessions, I simply couldn’t pick which song to do. ‘Subdivisions’ or ‘Animate.’ Both were favorites for me personally, and both were sort of ‘under the radar’ eg. not ‘Tom Sawyer’ or ‘Spirit of the Radio.’ Where the original idea was to do a cover for a Japanese bonus track, we figured if we did both we could cover a special song for both the Japan and Europe pressing. Then the powers that be decided to just include ‘Subdivisions’ on the album, and keep ‘Animate’ in reserve for something…”