Posted in music on December 10, 2010

Oliver Platt

NY MAGAZINE: What was 2010's cultural highlight for you?

Oliver Platt: Panda Bear's "Slow Motion" [B-side to July's 7" single "Tomboy"]. I'm a huge Animal Collective fan, and frankly, if Animal Collective had released something this year, it would be my pick. [2009 EP] Fall Be Kind was one of the highlights of last year. They locate so much soul in electronic music. But I do think that Panda Bear -- Noah Lennox is his real name -- is a freaking musical genius. He sounds like Brian Wilson and he's got this natural gift for harmony. I love Animal Collective, but to me his stuff goes quicker to that place at the back of your neck, where your brain stem starts to buzz. I don't want to sound too druggy here, but it does have that effect. Also, Avey Tare released a solo album this year [Down There] and there was some really amazing stuff on that.

Oliver Platt is probably happy that, according to Pitchfork, Deakin is back in Animal Collective (though as animalcollective.org points out, he arguably never left). He's also probably looking forward to Deakin's solo debut, coming in 2011 via Paw Tracks. Look for Oliver in the audience at the New Museum tonight (12/10). Tickets are still available.

Animal Collective's only upcoming dates are Primavera Sound in Spain in May, and an ATP that they're curating in the UK the same month.

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Comments (21)

ha! nice photoshop

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 1:28 PM

thats fucking awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 1:39 PM

wholiver

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 1:39 PM

was Gynecologist there, too?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 1:50 PM

butthole

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 1:53 PM

Ollie needs to calm down, my brain stem doesn't buzz when I listen to AnCo.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 1:54 PM

Deakin may have never left the band but he sat out touring while A/C played to the biggest crowds of their career. Guess he figured he better jump back on that gravy train before it totally run dry.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 2:21 PM

Clearly his experience on the set of Flatliners changed him.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 2:23 PM

fart

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 3:18 PM

Who's worse, the fart guy or the hummus guy?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 3:46 PM

We are the same guy! But I promise I will stop now, I've outed myself

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 3:56 PM

i think the "who?" guy is the worst because there's nothing to it. at least the word "fart" sometimes makes me giggle, and "hummus" is generally cleverly integrated into a long rambling comment. i'm aware i should not be encouraging any such behavior.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 4:03 PM

i think the who? guy is the worst.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 4:32 PM

I used to see Oliver Platt at Brownie's all the time when it existed.
I always thought he was a narc in wingtips until someone told me that he was an actor.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 4:44 PM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 4:47 PM

that's the whole joke. It's awesome. Nothing else to it. Just pretending you don't know who someone is and waiting for self-important hipsters to either berate you for being an idiot who doesn't know who such and such is... or getting the comments about how annoying it is. Either way... the joke is impenetrable.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 4:49 PM

Certain as the sun
Rising in the east
Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the beast.

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 4:55 PM

Oliver Pfft

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2010 8:44 PM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2010 10:26 AM

mighty joe john black blonde

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2010 2:07 PM

Hopefully they will make another album like Strawberry Jam, MPP was a bit disappointing..

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2010 7:10 PM

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