Posts tagged Animal Collective
[Watch] Animal Collective Shares Quirky Video for "Monkey Riches"

If you've ever dreamed of becoming a snake charmer but shuddered at the thoughts of taming one of those fanged reptiles, look no further than Animal Collective's video for "Monkey Riches" for inspiration. Forget about snakes, it's all about ropes now. The odd video focuses on a bed-ridden rope charmer, whose ability to manipulate rope takes a mysterious turn. Watch below.

Animal Collective have also rescheduled their national tour, following cancelled shows due to band member illnesses. The dates will run from September through October, as well as in December. Check out the full schedule after the jump.

Animal Collective 2013 Tour Dates:
09/06 – Portland, OR @ MusicFest NW *
09/07 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
09/08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Depot
09/09 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
09/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
09/14 – Mexico City, MX @ Ceremonia Festival
10/16 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
10/17 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
10/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Festival
10/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern
10/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
10/24 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
10/25 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
10/26 – Asheville, NC @ Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit
10/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
12/01 – Washington, D.C. @ 930 Club
12/02 – Portland, ME @ The State Theatre
12/04 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall
12/05 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater
12/06 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
12/08 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

[News] Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup Announced

Bonnaroo unveiled its 2013 lineup yesterday, dishing out a bill topped with Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, R. Kelly, The National, Kendrick Lamar, The xx, Passion Pit, Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, Wu-Tang Clan, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Wilco, and Björk.

Rounding out the lineup are Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Cat Power, Local Natives, Tame Impala, Alt-J, Dirty Projectors, Swans, Baroness, Japandroids, Death Grips, Earl Sweatshirt, Killer Mike, Father John Misty, Purity Ring, The Tallest Man on Earth, Divine Fits, ASAP Rocky, Big K.R.I.T., Action Bronson, Four Tet, Wild Nothing, DIIV, HAIM, Cults, Charli XCX, Billy Idol, ZZ Top, Gov’t Mule, John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, Dwight Yoakam, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Lumineers, Of Monsters and Men, Portgual. The Man, The Gaslight Anthem, Matt and Kim Pretty Lights, Boys Noize, AraabMUZIK, A-Trak, The Vaccines, Glen Hansard, Calexico, Porter Robinson, Amadou & Mariam, Lee Fields & The Expressions, John Fullbright, JEFF the Brotherhood, Deap Vally, Walk the Moon, and The Stepkids.

Tickets for Bonnaroo go on sale Saturday February 23rd at Noon EST on the festival website. Bonnaroo runs from June 13-16 in Manchester, Tennessee.

[Watch] Animal Collective Wants You to Turn Off the Lights and Watch their Video for "Applesauce"

Animal Collective have employed filmmaker Gaspar Noé to direct the visuals for "Applesauce", from their recent album Centipede Hz. Taking cues from Paul Sharits' short film "N:O:T:H:I:N:G", the video focuses on  model Lindsey Wixson as she eats a juicy pomegranate. The band recommends you turn the lights off before indulging in this trippy visual experience.

[News] Governors Ball 2013 Announces Full Lineup, and It's Awesome

The Governors Ball Music Festival, which takes place every June on Randall's Island in NYC, has announced the lineup for the 2013 festival, and it's absolutely awesome. With headliners like Kanye West and Kings of Leon, the lineup goes from "meh" to "holy crap" very quickly. Continuing the awesomeness are Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Beach House, Grizzly Bear, The xx, Cut Copy, Animal Collective, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Bloc Party, Local Natives, Crystal Castles, Dirty Projectors, Holy Ghost!, Death From Above 1979, Japandroids, and so many more. Of note, there's one name that is blacked out, which we're assuming will serve as a big announcement in the future.

Tickets for the three-day festival go on sale this Friday, January 25th. Below, you can watch the announcement video for the festival.

[Listen] Animal Collective - "Crimson"

Yesterday afternoon, Zane Lowe dropped some new AnCo on his BBC Radio 1 show, the studio version of non-album b-side "Crimson". While it was debuted live on KCRW in September, the studio cut offers a much more crisp sound, especially on the vocal side of things. Stream it below.

"Crimson" will serve as the b-side for Animal Collective's upcoming "Applesauce" 12" vinyl, which goes on sale November 11th through Domino Records.

[News] Domino Records Announces New Compilation

Domino Records looks back in time with a new compilation comprised of remixes from throughout the history of the label. The compilation, entitled Motion Sickness, features a vast array of previously released songs, with remixes of tracks from Animal Collective, Austra, Four Tet, Hot Chip, Junior Boys, Franz Ferdinand, The Kills, Austra, and Twin Sister, along with remixes by Justice, Daphni, Joy Orbison, SebastiAn, and Fake Blood. To bring you into their mindset, Domino Records have offered up a stream of Carl Craig's remix of Junior Boys' "Like a Child", which went on to earn the artist a Grammy nomination. Stream the song below, where you can also take a look at the full tracklisting for the 20-track effort.

Motion Sickness is out on December 3rd.

Motion Sickness Tracklist:
Disc 1
01. Austra – Beat & The Pulse (Still Going remix)
02. Tricky – Time To Dance (Maya Jane Coles remix)
03. Junior Boys – Like A Child (Carl Craig remix)
04. Juana Molina – Un Dia (Reboot remix)
05. About Group – You’re No Good (Theo Parrish remix)
06. Four Tet – Love Cry (Joy Orbison remix)
06. Liquid Liquid – Optimo (Matthew Dear remix)
07. Hot Chip – Night & Day (Daphni remix)
08. Stephen Malkmus – Kindling For The Master (Major Swellings remix)

Disc 2
01. Sons & Daughters – Orion (Emperor Machine remix)
02. Franz Ferdinand – The Fallen (Ruined by Justice)
03. The Kills – Cheap & Cheerful (SebastiAn remix)
04. Bonde Do Rolê – Marina Gasolina (Fake Blood remix)
05. Test Icicles – What’s Your Damage? (Alan Brax Fred Falke remix)
06. Clinic – Tomorrow (DFA Remix)
07. Blood Orange – Champagne Coast (Mike Simonetti remix)
08. Animal Collective – Summertimes Clothes (Dam Funk remix)
09. James Yorkston & Athletes – Woozy With Cider (Jon Hopkins remix)
10. Twin Sister – Kimmie In A Rice Field (Balam Acab remix)

[Reviews Roundup] September 2012

With all the craziness of music blogging, from concerts to press releases to interviews to festivals, it can be hard to find time to sit down, listen to an album and give it an honest, thorough review. With that in mind, we came up with the Reviews Roundup, a way for us to look back at all of the major releases in the past month and give them an on-the-spot review. Whether we like them or not, we'll spout out a quick blurb about the album to give an overall impression of what makes it good or bad along with a score based out of five.

This month, we've had majors releases from Animal Collective, The xx, G.O.O.D. Music, Grizzly Bear, The Raveonettes, Mount Eerie, The Presets, The Vaccines, and many more. After the jump, you can read our quick thoughts on this month's offerings.

September 4th:

Animal Collective - Centipede Hz:

AnCo deliver an elaborate exploration of spacey sounds and psychedelic soundscapes.

SCORE: 4.0


Mount Eerie - Ocean Roar:

Phil Elverum's second album of the year is a beautiful-yet-eerie emotional journey, exploring the ideas of order and chaos.

SCORE: 4.5


Cat Power - Sun:

Chan Marshall returns after six longs years of dark hibernation with a sun-soaked gem.

SCORE: 4.5

 

The Vaccines - Come of Age:

The UK outfit's sophomore album is a grittier, more raucous outing than their debut, a welcome maturation for the band.

SCORE: 3.5

 

Stars - The North:

One of Canada's indie stalwarts offers up a catchy blend of electronic sounds and sprawling instrumentation.

SCORE: 3.5


Two Door Cinema Club - Beacon:

The band's sophomore outing retains the catchiness of Tourist History, but feels a bit forced at times.

SCORE: 2.5

 

September 11th:

The xx - Coexist:

This sophomore effort shows a great progression for the band, who have an incredible talent for evoking vast depth through subtle minimalism.

SCORE: 5.0

The Helio Sequence - Negotiations:

The Portland duo explore the intricacies of themselves and their instruments, building layer upon layer of delicate and engrossing instrumentation.

SCORE: 4.0

The Raveonettes - Observator:

Observator is an intriguing venture into the allure of Los Angeles, a mental journey in despair and loneliness amidst lush instrumentation.

SCORE: 3.5

 

David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant:

The ever-lasting talent and creative drive of David Byrne mixes beautifully with Annie Clark's undeniable charisma.

SCORE: 4.0

 

The Presets - Pacifica:

Pacifica is an electronic gem, weaving grandiose synthesizers around a complex tale of the future.

SCORE: 4.5

 

Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II:

The San Francisco psych rockers put all they've got into this diverse, hazy psychedelic package that shouldn't be missed.

SCORE: 3.5


The Avett Brothers - The Carpenter:

Yet another exploration into the intricacies of death from a band obsessed with the notion. With soft, solemn moments and charming, upbeat arrays of acoustic goodness, fans will feel right at home here.

SCORE: 3.0


September 18th:

G.O.O.D. Music - Cruel Summer:

The G.O.O.D. Music crew feels fairly disjointed here, with a lot of different artists and styles to take in, but a few solid performances help it from falling apart.

SCORE: 3.0

Grizzly Bear - Shields:

Grizzly Bear delves into a myriad of dream-like sounds, moments later being swept into an uproar of chaotic instrumentation. This expansive array constantly tears apart and rebuilds itself, struggling constantly in a beautiful war.

                                        SCORE: 5.0

 

 

September 25th:

Django Django - Django Django:

This Scotland quartet knows how to do harmony right, blending their vocal stylings with an addictive and quirky blend of spacey sounds and psychedelic influences.

SCORE: 4.0