Entries tagged with: animal collective
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Panda Bear @ MoMA PS1 - 1/11/15 (via moremorenow)
Panda Bear releases his new album, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, this week via Domino, and yesterday he stopped by NYC's MoMA PS1 for a Boiler Room-presented show with visuals by frequent Animal Collective collaborator Danny Perez. He focused mostly on the new album, but included a few from its predecessor, 2011's Tomboy, too. Boiler Room has an archived video streaming on loop, which you can watch below.
Panda Bear's been gradually premiering tracks from the album on different radio stations around the world, and if you haven't found yourself a full listen yet, you can check some of those stations for archives. It's a great album, different from all his others but still within the electronic/psychedelic pop realm of his last two. Like Tomboy, it's more song-oriented than Person Pitch, but the songs are also clearer and bigger here than on Tomboy. "Sequential Circuits" (listen at BBC at the 1 hour, 23 min mark) is a beautiful opener, with chord changes that sound both unconventional and genuinely uplifting. Another immediate highlight is "Tropic of Cancer" (listen at FBi Radio), a "God Only Knows"-type ballad but based more on the "Hallelujah" chord progression. Elsewhere, there's the head-knocking "Crosswords," the ambient pop of "Lonely Wanderer," the weirder, grimier "Boys Latin," the bouncy avant-pop of "Selfish Gene," and plenty more strangely melodic sounds. Check out those streams linked above, and watch the videos for two other tracks below.
Also in honor of the new album, Panda Bear made a FACT mix which includes 13th Floor Elevators, Aphex Twin, Andy Stott, Gobby and more. You can stream that, with the tracklist, below as well.
Photo: Panda Bear at Warsaw in 2014 (more by PSquared)
Panda Bear is a week away from releasing his new album, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper (due 1/13 via Domino), and two days before it comes out he'll play a Boiler Room-presented NYC show at MoMA PS1 on Sunday (1/11), part of the museum's Sunday Sessions. The one-off show goes from 3:30 PM to 6 PM, and will feature Panda Bear joined by his frequent visual art collaborator Danny Perez's work. Tickets are on sale now, and if you can't make it, you can strema it live via Boiler Room.
Panda Bear has been rolling out his new album by premiering tracks from it on different radio shows this week. You can check out the newly-premiered "Sequential Circuits" on Mary Anne Hobbs' BBC Radio 6 show. It starts at the 1 hour 23 minute mark. Video for lead single "Mr. Noah" below...
As discussed, Animal Collective are on a DJ tour which hits NYC tonight (11/14) at Brooklyn Bowl with Avey Tare, Geologist and Deakin in tow. It also returns to that same venue on December 12 without Avey Tare. Tickets for both nights are still available.
While Geologist is in town this weekend, he'll stop by Baby's All Right on Saturday (11/15) to DJ their recurring Grateful Dead brunch, which as you may have guessed is an afternoon of brunch and DJs spinning Dead tunes. Saturday's show will be hosted by Schaeffer Beach (aka TAO's Rich Schaefer and Bowery Presents' Johnny Beach), goes from noon to 4 PM and is free (the music, not the brunch). Flyer below. As you may remember, Animal Collective are no strangers to the Grateful Dead, having gotten the first ever licensed Grateful Dead sample in their song "What Would I Want? Sky."
Meanwhile, to hear some Dead tunes in a live environment, the ongoing Phil Lesh & Friends residency at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre continues this weekend with shows tonight (tickets) and Saturday (sold out). You can also get tickets to their upcoming shows the following two Fridays and Saturdays -- 11/21, 11/22, 11/28, and 11/29. Phil also plays three shows leading up to New Year's Eve at that venue with JRAD. 12/30 and 12/31 are sold out, but tickets to 12/29 go on sale today at noon.
First Avey Tare put out a spooky video today and now his bandmate Panda Bear has followed suit. Those Animal Collective guys sure love Halloween! This one's a second teaser for his new album, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, and it stars the Grim Reaper and a stuffed panda bear. How appropriate. Watch it below... and Happy Halloween!
Animal Collective member Avey Tare put out the debut album with his band Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks earlier this year, and they've now made a short film for its song "Catchy (Was Contagious)." Here's what director Abigail Portner had to say about it:
I wanted to make a video that referenced old horror movies from the 1950s Universal horror era. I am obsessed with movies like The Third Man, Truffaut's 400 Blows and Ingmar Bergman's films. I wanted it to have the style of classic old LA so we used the LA river and the neighborhoods surrounding it as locations. The movie Them from the 1940s was shot on the LA river and I wanted it to have that feel also. Parts of Grease and Chinatown were filmed there too. The videos I make for Animal Collective and my own personal style is pretty specific so it was great to work with Giovanni because I feel like he just got it. We were on the same page thematically, reference-wise and with regards to the style of filming and our goal - to create something that has a classic, pretty 1950's feel to it but the undertone is still very dark.The film looks pretty great and thanks in part go to Giovanni Ribisi who goes behind the camera here for his first Director of Photography credit. The short film makes its live premiere tonight before the band go on at the Haunted Hotel Bash at the Ace Hotel in LA, and you can watch it below.
Also for the occasion, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks have made a Halloween-themed playlist which you can listen to here.
Avey Tare and fellow AnCo members Geologist and Deakin will be back in NYC when their DJ tour hits Brooklyn Bowl on November 14. The latter two members have also added another show to the AnCo DJ residency happening December 12 at the same venue. Tickets for both are on sale now. Updated dates are listed below.
The fourth AnCo member, Panda Bear, recently announced his new album.
And speaking of slasher flicks and short film music videos, Nobunny just put out a short slasher flick for his song "Nightmare Night."
New Avey Tare video below...
Panda Bear has been talking about his new album Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper for a while now, and now it's been officially announced. It's due out January 13 via Domino. That's the album artwork above and the tracklist is below. Spacemen 3's Sonic Boom, who also produced its predecessor Tomboy, worked on this one too.
He announced it along with the release of the 4-song Mr. Noah EP and put out a video for that EP's title track, which will also appear on the record. Watch that video below...
"There was a certain amount of science to it. An entire week of work experience students left the office thinking that cutting-edge music journalism in 2014 mostly involves calculating which bands have been mentioned most in NME in the past two years, then hunting out references to the bands that influenced those acts online and finally adding up the number of times each influence came up. This gave us a rough list which our editorial team - heads swimming with all of the bands that Wolf Alice (or whoever) have raved on about over 4am ciders - then took to the pub, tore into shreds, fought and shouted about and finally reconstructed in the rundown of 100 you see in the mag today. The Beatles didn't make it. Sorry." [NME[NME went ahead and listed who they think the 100 most influential musicians and bands are (their latest cover story). Radiohead topped the list. Read the rest with justifications at NME, or just look at their full list below...
Avey Tare at Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
While Panda Bear will be busy touring this year, the other members of Animal Collective will go on another DJ tour. The new tour brings them back to Brooklyn Bowl on September 12, October 3 and November 14, the same venue their last DJ tour hit this past June. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (8/1) at 10 AM. Most dates, including the 10/3 and 11/14 shows, will have Geologist, Deakin and Avey Tare. Avey won't be at the 9/12 date.
All dates are listed, with exact lineups and a live DJ mix stream, below...
Animal Collective at Governors Ball 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Animal Collective's two main songwriters, Panda Bear and Avey Tare, are currently busy with their solo projects, which is probably at least partially why we haven't heard from AnCo in a while. But the main band will be going on a short DJ tour which kicks off in Seattle tonight (5/28) and makes its way to NYC during Northside Festival to hit Brooklyn Bowl on June 13. Tickets for that show are on sale now, or you can get in for free with your Northside bage.
All AnCo DJ dates are listed below...
So Percussion at Crossing Brooklyn Ferry in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
New music festival Look & Listen returns this year with multiple events in various NYC venues from April 26 to May 2.
It kicks off this weekend at the BRIC House, whose 2014 spring season is ongoing, with Joe Brent performing Animal Collective's "Summertime Clothes" for mandolin, the Meehan/Perkins Duo, and the Hotel Elefant ensemble on Saturday (4/26). Then it's a trio set from Adam Kent, Adda Kridler & Sebastián Zubieta with the International Contemporary Ensemble and So Percussion (who also play the Bang On A Can Marathon in June) on Sunday (4/27).
The festival then continues on May 1 at The Invisible Dog Art Center and May 2 at Robert Miller Gallery. Full schedule below. Tickets for the BRIC House shows are on sale at BRIC's website, and tickets for the other two are on sale at Look & Listen's.
photos by P Squared Photography
Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks @ Bowery Ballroom 4/21/2014
Animal Collective's Avey Tare released Enter the Slasher House earlier this month via Domino and he and his Slasher Flicks are currently on tour in support. That tour hit NYC last night (4/21) for a show at Bowery Ballroom. The band -- which includes Angel Deradoorian -- played in near darkness, save for a few glowing skulls on stage. Spooky. Dustin Wong, who played with Deradoorian the night before at Baby's All Right, opened the show with his impressive loop pedal skills. Pictures from the show are in this post.
i like how much he sings and how many different words he uses without articulating anything penetrable on any simple human "emotional" level. though it is very emotive, just in a more abstract sort of way. it is as if a policemanhumanshield-constructed garden was viewed by all as pornographic and gained some heavy notoriety. lots of desperation/repetition and shaking of a friend by the shoulders and very little storming off in a huff, virtually no huff to speak of, and i do appreciate that. the gnarly things we might find if pulling up the carpeting in a bathroom during a renovation, a decrepit inner city house being flipped yet enough mountain laughter to make it worth the effort. the outlaw is the future. the future. the future. the future. i've always cheered for this man and his wildly talented friends. it's no surprise to me that this album kicks so much ass.If you haven't checked out the album, it's streaming via Rdio. More pics from last nights' show below...
Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks at Glasslands in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Animal Collective's Avey Tare has been playing with his band Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks (which also includes ex-Dirty Projectors member Angel Deradoorian and ex-Ponytail member Jeremy Hyman) for a while now, and they've finally announced their debut album, Enter the Slasher House, which is due out April 7 via Domino. They've also revealed the first single, "Little Fang," which you can listen to, along with the album artwork and tracklist, below.
Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks will also be going on a tour with another former Ponytail member, Dustin Wong, leading up to their appearance at Austin Psych Fest. That tour hits NYC on April 21 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but you can check Ticketmaster for updates.
All dates are listed, along with the new song, artwork and tracklist, below...
by Bill Pearis
still from "Cinnamon and Lesbians" video
You may remember over the summer, Washed Out had an ice cream inspired by one of their LPs, Paracosm, made at Brooklyn's Oddfellows Ice Cream. For those who need more frozen treats inspired by music, Momofuku Milk Bar will be introducing a new soft serve flavor inspired by Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks' new single "Cinnamon and Lesbians." While it's bound to have the spice of the title, if the music in the song is any indication, it maybe be closer to Cherry Garcia. (Check out the "Cinnamon and Lesbians" video below.) The non-vegan dairy product will make it's debut on January 7 at Momofuku locations around NYC.
January 7 is also the release date for the Jicks' new album, Wigout at Jagbags, which you can hear a week early via Amazon starting at midnight on January 1. And you can still enter to win a few spots at that private Other Music show that happens January 9.
In other food-named-after-indie-rock news, Eater reports NYC pizza mini-chain Two Boots has added a new signature slice: The Animal Collective. Named after the band, it is a very un-vegan slice (as you might guess). They've also got "The Meg," named after Meg White which is a four-cheese white pie. Eater also has the news that Two Boots will take over the Williamsburg space formerly home to Driggs Pizza (who had a great grandma slice).
by Andrew Sacher
Grimes at ACL 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Whether it's to criticize her or praise her, it's hard to deny that people like talking about Grimes' musical opinions. Her top 10 albums of 2012 list included the most pop (Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber) AND the least pop (Swans), and she totally meant it too. She's defended Beyonce, Mariah Carey, and pop music in general, and denied accusations of trolling when her Boiler Room set included Taylor Swift, Maria Carey, Ramones, Skrillex, and others.
Grimes has now published a list to her tumblr of her favorite songs of all time. It continues her trend of pulling from pop and experimental music with songs from Burial, Mariah Carey, Joanna Newsom, Beyonce, Mazzy Star, Skrillex, Animal Collective, Butthole Surfers, Paramore and more. It's not only newer stuff though, she's also got Patsy Cline, Prince, and Enya, among others.
Check out her whole list (subject to change), via Exclaim, below...
photos by Autumn Andel
Beck / James Blake / Japandroids
Being an "I told you so" person is never a good look, but seeing everyone freak the fuck out over the sisters Haim at Treasure Island was kind of like, "well, yeah." They excel as performers, and everything about the way Haim presents itself to the world is somehow both impeccably rehearsed and completely natural and off-the-cuff. It's a wonder that it took the three sisters until their mid-twenties, even, to shred together for an elated, packed festival crowd, screaming while San Francisco sparkled in the background. I saw them play maybe six or seven years ago, to a handful of people at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, and even then it was a no-brainer: Haim was a name we'd all be hearing. But don't necessarily expect Days Are Gone, their new successful new solo debut, to paint this whole picture; If anything the LP is just a roadmap for Haim's live show, which thrives on a shared musical chemistry that's better than anything that can be planned in advance. [SF Weekly]The 2013 Treasure Island Music Festival wrapped up on Sunday (10/20) after beginning a day earlier. Unlike day 1's mostly-electronic lineup, day 2 sold its turntables and bought guitars for sets from Beck, Sleigh Bells, Japandroids, Real Estate, Haim, Lord Huron, Palma Violets and more. Alright, James Blake and Animal Collective played too, but you get the picture. You can check out a set of pictures of day 2 in this post.
If you missed them, day 1 pics are here. More of day 2 below...
Animal Collective at Governors Ball 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Animal Collective have been out on the road lately, hitting festivals like Bonnaroo and NYC's Governors Ball. They were supposed to return to the NYC-area this weekened (7/12) for Camp Bisco, but unfortunately the band have been forced to cancel all of their July dates. A statement from the band reads:
Hey AC fans,No replacement for AnCo's Camp Bisco set has been announced yet, but stay tuned for updates. The fest began today and is totally sold out.
Due to illness, we will unfortunately not be able to perform our upcoming July tour dates, including the Camp Bisco and Forecastle festivals. We deeply apologize and tried our best to make it work with an alternate set, but ultimately we didn't feel like we were giving fans what they deserved from an Animal Collective show. We are working on rescheduling the non-festival dates as soon as possible. Again we send our sincerest apologies to fans anticipating these shows, especially considering the cancellations earlier this year.
- Avey Tare, Deakin, Geologist, and Panda Bear
All Animal Collective dates, as they currently stand, are listed below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Avey Tare's Slasher Flick at Glasslands - 6/17/13
After Animal Collective played Governors Ball and Bonnaroo, AnCo member Avey Tare made his way back to NYC for a show at Glasslands on Monday (6/17) with his new trio, Avey Tare's Slasher Flick. Joining Avey in the trio is former Dirty Projector Angel Deradoorian and Jeremy Hyman, who has played in Ponytail, Boredoms, and with Dan Deacon. The material was along the lines of Avey's solo album, Down There, and Strawberry Jam/Centipede Hz-style Animal Collective. You can listen to a recording of one of the songs they played at the Glasslands show below, and download audio of the entire show at Two Sails. A full set of pictures from the show are in this post too.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
ZZ Top / The Wu-Tang Clan / Jim James / green girl @ Bonnaroo 6/14/2013
Depsite a couple cancelations (Mumford, Earl Sweatshirt), Bonnaroo 2013 had more than enough starpower to keep the masses entertained throughout the 2013 edition which happened over the weekend. Friday (6/14) featured one of the most famous musicians in the world, Paul McCartney, plus sets from ZZ Top, The Wu-Tang Clan, Wilco, Of Monsters and Men, Passion Pit, Jim James, Grizzly Bear, The xx, Big K.R.I.T. and loads more. Pictures of day 2 are in this post.
We missed Animal Collective (they went on at 2 AM), but you can check out a video of Police Academy's human sound fx machine Michael Winslow joining them on stage below. Besides the main attractions, there were other cool things too, including Johnny Fritz (aka Johnny Corndawg) on the smaller Sonic stage, comedy throughout the day, and the big hip hop superjam with Schoolboy Q, RZA, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Solange, and more.
Pictures from Day 1 are HERE with more on the way. More pictures from Friday below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin, words by Andrew Sacher
Fucked Up / Guns N Roses / Azealia Banks
We just posted pictures of day 2 (6/8) of NYC festival Governors Ball, which went down on Randall's Island this weekend, and here's more in this post. This time, we've got shots of Guns N' Roses, Animal Collective (who rival Kanye West for best light show of the festival), Cut Copy, Fucked Up and more.
Fucked Up's set was one of the craziest at the festival. Damien performed in the crowd and on the barrier as usual, but due to Friday's weather, this was by far the messiest I've ever seen it get. He was covered in mud, sweat, and beer by song 2 and so was a huge chunk of the crowd, who didn't let the swampy ground stop them from breaking out into a mosh pit. The set included the usual live favorites, "Son The Father," "Turn The Season, "I Hate Summer," etc, a rant about marijuana, and a tons of comments about how grateful they were for their fans. One of the best Fucked Up shows I've seen yet.
Cut Copy debuted a new song, "Explorers," earlier this week on tour (via Consequence of Sound). You can watch a video of that below.
Grizzly Bear in Austin in April (more by Tim Griffin)
The festival goes down on Randall's Island this weekend (6/7-9). We also just made a Spotify playlist of many of the artists we're excited to see this weekend. Listen to that below or on Spotify. Full Governors Ball schedule is also below...
Portland festival MusicFestNW is returning this year to multiple Portland venues from September 3-8 with a ton of bands including Animal Collective, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Superchunk, Deerhunter, Charles Bradley, Shuggie Otis, Joey Bada$$, Bonnie Prince Billy, Chromatics, Glass Candy, Flume, Youth Lagoon, Washed Out, The Thermals, TItus Andronicus, Bob Mould, Baroness, Austra, Ty Segall, The Bronx, The Men, Mount Eerie, White Lung, and many more. Ticket info is coming soon.
Initial lineup below...
Treasure Island Music Festival is returning in 2013 to The San Francisco Bay on October 19-20. This year's lineup includes Thom Yorke's Atoms For Peace project, Beck, Animal Collective, James Blake, Japandroids, Disclosure, Tricky, Little Dragon, Sleigh Bells, Phantogram, Holy Ghost!, Real Estate, and more. Tickets for the festival go on sale Friday (5/31) at 10 AM PST.
Full lineup below...
Kanye West in Sweden in 2011 (more)
NYC festival Governors Ball is totally sold out of regular tickets, but if you weren't able to get yours and still want to go, there are still a few options. From now until Monday (5/27) at 11:59 PM, you can enter the Governors Ball Ticket Lottery. Entering the lottery gives you a chance to be selected to purchase either a 3-day pass or a single day ticket. More details on how the lottery works below.
Ticket lottery details and festival set times below...
Deerhunter at Austin Psych Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Governors Ball is less than a month away, and the fest has now released the daily schedule. They've done a pretty good job with not too many giant conflicts -- though there's a few like Grizzly Bear vs Beirut, Bloc Party vs The xx, Erykah Badu vs Beach House, and Nas vs Guns N Roses. Check out the daily line-ups across their four stages below.
Squarepusher is coming to the NYC-area for Camp Bisco, which goes down this year from July 11 to 13 at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY with Passion Pit, Animal Collective, Toro y Moi, El-P & Killer Mike, Baauer, Ryan Hemsworth, Dan Deacon, Danny Brown, and more. Right before that though, Squarepusher will play his own show in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge on July 9. It's a much more intimate show than his 2012 show at Terminal 5, and tickets for it go on sale Friday (5/3) at 10 AM with a LPR member presale starting Thursday (5/2) at 10 AM.