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November 6th, 2012
To say Animal Collective is eclectic is an understatement. The new stream “Crimson” is no different from previous tracks released by AC. This song is a bit more pop-centric and less dissonant sounding. The use of guitars and drums are apparent and the fusion of those elements combined with vocals makes it such a cool [...]
August 17th, 2012
Animal Collective drop a colourful video for the first single from their upcoming Centipede Hz album that features Avey Tare done up in voodoo clown makeup, a big headed monster driving a dunebuggy in the desert and a couple of abusive severed arms.
July 30th, 2012
Animal Collective have released their first single, following up 2009′s Merriweather. Merriweather received nearly universal acclaim, so the forthcoming Centipede Hz has huge shoes to fill. “Today’s Supernatural” fulfils Avey Tare’s promise for a record which steps up AC’s experimentalism. The vocal lines are a bit more off-beat and the instrumentation is a bit more metrically confusing. Overall, [...]
May 7th, 2012
Few artists drum up the kind of excitement for new music as Animal Collective does. And so, late last night it was a bit of a surprise to not only learn, but get to hear two brand new songs by the Baltimore/NYC/Lisbon band. “Honeycomb” and “Gotham” are currently up for sale digitally via the usual [...]
April 20th, 2012
April 21st marks the fifth annual Record Store Day. Not a government recognized holiday, but a celebration of buying music and for some serious collectors, rushing out to get all the limited edition, RSD exclusives that come with it. There are hundreds of RSD-only releases to choose from, some great, some not-so-great. So, The Wedge [...]
January 12th, 2012
Animal Collective have unveiled a five-year-old video of them making their most excellent seventh album, Strawberry Jam. Thankfully, they’ve sped it up and it comes in at a manageable nine minutes and 38 seconds. Here’s what they have to say about it: Scott Colburn had a great idea when we were recording Strawberry Jam. He [...]
November 3rd, 2011
Noah Lennox is one of the founding members of Animal Collective and also the man behind Panda Bear, his solo side project. He released the highly acclaimed Tomboy earlier this year and this week the massive deluxe reissue came out. It consists of four LP’s, which include all of Tomboy, single mixes, and unreleased and [...]
March 22nd, 2011
From May 13th to 15th, modern psychedelicists Animal Collective will curate the next ATP Festival, taking place in Butlins in Minehead, England. Set to play that weekend is Big Boi, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Beach House, Atlas Sound, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Grouper, Meat Puppets and of course, Animal Collective. To get people ready [...]
March 4th, 2011
Pitchfork has cornered the market on indie music journalism for quite some time now, but soon they’ll be known as curators to one of the leading music festivals in the world. Over the past six years, the music-based website has thrown some seriously impressive line-ups for their three-day festival that falls in mid-July. In 2011, [...]
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January 14th, 2011
More than four years after he dropped his awe-inspiring third solo album, Person Pitch, Animal Collective member Panda Bear will finally return with his long-awaited follow-up via Paw Tracks on April 19, 2011. Originally expected last year, Tomboy will collect the previously released 7″ singles “Tomboy,” “You Can Count On Me” and “Last Night At [...]