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Animal Collective celebrating ‘MPP’ 10th anniversary with live album

Animal Collective

Animal Collective‘s modern psych-pop classic Merriweather Post Pavilion turned 10 this year, and the band is celebrating the anniversary with the new live album Ballet Slippers, which includes live recordings from various shows on the 2009 MPP tour, “sequenced to reflect a full concert experience, complete with song transitions and interludes.” Like those shows, it’s heavy on MPP songs but includes a few older faves as well.

“It’s impossible for us to remember the years around Merriweather Post Pavilion without thinking about the live experience,” the band says. “As the record turns 10, there has been a lot of talk about the album itself, but so much of the time living with those songs was spent on stage together. Every night on tour, the music opened up again, leaving us new spaces to fill and new opportunities to rethink our past. Just as Merriweather documents the era in one of its forms, we wanted Ballet Slippers to do the same for some of its other forms.”

The album was mixed by Ajay Saggar and edited by Panda Bear, and it comes out digitally and on 3xLP vinyl next week (11/22). You can pre-order it here and check out the full tracklist below.

In other news, Animal Collective’s Avey Tare has two shows at NYC’s Public Records coming up: 12/5 (sold out) and 12/6 (tickets).

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Tracklist
Side A
01 In The Flowers (Live June 2, 2009 Boulder, CO)
02 Who Could Win A Rabbit (Live June 9, 2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
03 Summertime Clothes (Live June 9, 2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Side B
01 Bleed (Live May 30, 2009 Las Vegas, NV)
02 Guys Eyes (Live June 9, 2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
03 My Girls (Live May 30, 2009 Las Vegas, NV)
Side C
01 Banshee Beat (Live June 2, 2009 Boulder, CO)
02 Lion In A Coma (Live June 9, 2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
03 No More Runnin’ (Live May 29, 2009 Los Angeles, CA)
Side D
01 Lablakely Dress/Fireworks (Live June 9, 2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Side E
01 Daily Routine (Live May 30, 2009 Las Vegas, NV)
02 Brothersport (Live June 2, 2009 Boulder, CO)

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