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by Bill Pearis

Animal Collective

After putting it in their new iPhone app, Animal Collective have released "Lying in the Grass" from the upcoming Painting With album. From an effervescent if minimal start, the song builds to a frenetic peak. Have a listen below.

Painting With is out February 19 via Domino. Their tour, which includes two sold-out BrooklynVegan presented NYC shows, starts the same day.

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Animal Collective

Animal Collective's new album, Painting With is coming out soon -- February 19 via Domino. If you weren't at Baltimore's BWI Airport in November and didn't get to listen to the other tracks besides the first single "Floridada", ANCo just launched a free iOs app that gives you early access to another track, "Lying in the Grass."

What else does this app do? The band is also taking Painting With literally by having the app allow you to collaborate with other users and "paint" while listening to the new track. You can record, submit, and share your creations, which will also be displayed in real-time on the Animal Collective website. The song is officially out on Monday, February 1.

Animal Collective are also heading on an international tour next month in support of their new album, including two sold-out BrooklynVegan presented NYC shows at Irving Plaza.

Updated tour dates are listed below...

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Primavera

Barcelona's Primavera Sound festival returns from June 1-5, and as always, the lineup is pretty amazing. They've got Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Sigur Ros, PJ Harvey, Tame Impala, The Last Shadow Puppets, Air, Brian Wilson (performing Pet Sounds), Beach House, Suede, Beirut, Animal Collective, Pusha T, Action Bronson, Explosions in the Sky, Moderat, John Carpenter, Vince Staples, Drive Like Jehu, Deerhunter, Dinosaur Jr, Richard Hawley, Kamasi Washington, Neon Indian, Battles, Ty Segall, Julia Holter, Destroyer, Thee Oh Sees, Titus Andronicus, Tortoise, Mudhoney, Boredoms, Royal Headache, Shellac, Dungen, Beach Slang, Venom, Unsane, The Chills, Holly Herndon, Psychic TV, Mbongwana Star, U.S. Girls, Protomartyr, Julien Baker, Sheer Mag, Downtown Boys and still so much more.

Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup below.

Radiohead, who haven't played live since 2012, were also announced to headline Portugal's Nos Alive and Switzerland's OpenAir St. Gallen. They recently released their unused Bond theme and a new album is rumored to be imminent.

Continue reading "Primavera 2016 lineup (Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Sigur Ros, PJ Harvey, Brian Wilson, Drive Like Jehu, Suede, more)"

by Bill Pearis

Floridada

Animal Collective have shared a video for their bouncy single "Floridada." It was made by the very warped minds at PFFR (Wonder Showzen, The Heart She Holler) and, as you might expect, is really weird. If you enjoyed their show Xavier: Renegade Angel you will probably see some stylistic parallels. It's also a lot of fun. (Fun fact: Bear in Heaven singer Jon Philipot edited the video.) You can watch it below.

The song is from AnCo's new album Painting With which is out February 19 via Domino. Their tour, which includes two sold-out BrooklynVegan presented NYC shows, starts in February. Updated dates are listed below.

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photo: Animal Collective at Terminal 5 in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Animal Collective

Animal Collective and Ratking recently announced a tour, including a BrooklynVegan-presented NYC show on February 23 at Irving Plaza. That's now expanded to two BV-presented shows, with a second happening the next day (2/24) at the same venue. Tickets for the 2/24 show go on BV presale today (12/10) at 5 PM. PASSWORD = BVCOLLECTIVE. The 2/23 presale is sold out.

If you miss out on the presales, both shows go on sale to the general public Friday (12/11) at 10 AM (same link). Updated dates are listed below...

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Levitation Festival 2016

Austin's Levitation Festival already announced a few of its 2016 performers, including Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, plus Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Sleep, Lee Scratch Perry, Ty Segall, Black Mountain, and Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats. The full lineup has new been revealed and also includes Caribou, Slowdive, Super Furry Animals, Boris, Dungen, The Black Angels, Sunn O))), Royal Trux, Oneohtrix Point Never, Shabazz Palaces, Lee Ranaldo, Ultimate Painting, Nicolas Jaar and more.

Levitation happens April 29 - May 1 at Carson Creek Ranch in Austin. Weekend passes are on sale and full lineup is listed below.

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Animal Collective

Tickets for the BrooklynVegan-presented Animal Collective and Ratking show at Irving Plaza go on BV presale today (12/9) at 10 AM. PASSWORD = BVCOLLECTIVE.

If you miss out on the presale, you can try to get tickets again in the general on-sale starting Friday (12/11) at 10 AM. All tour dates HERE.

UPDATE: PRESALE PASSWORD HERE.

photo: Animal Collective at Terminal 5 in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Animal Collective

Animal Collective will release their new album Painting With on February 19 via Domino, and they'll support it on an international tour that kicks off in Philly on release day and ends in NJ in May. The tour has two U.S. runs, one with Ratking and one with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.

The run with Ratking hits NYC for a BV-presented show on February 23 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/11) at 10 AM, but first there's a BrooklynVegan presale starting Wednesday (12/9) at 10 AM. Check back here Wednesday morning for the password.

UPDATE: PRESALE PASSWORD HERE.

The run with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith hits NJ on May 14 at Starland Ballroom. Tickets go on sale Friday for that show too. All dates are listed below.

In related news, Ratking member Wiki released a solo album today called Lil Me, via Letter Racer. Check out the video for "Livin' With My Moms" (ft. Nasty Nigel, prod. Black Noi$e) and stream the whole thing below.

Wiki also plays a New Year's Eve show at Aviv with Show Me The Body, Jaguar Pyramids, Gloss Gang, Spewing Cum and Lee Bannon. Tickets are on sale.

Continue reading "Animal Collective announce tour with Ratking (dates and BV presale for Irving Plaza show); Wiki solo LP out now"

Animal Collective

Last week, Animal Collective streamed their new album in Baltimore's BWI Airport, and when we Shazammed it, artwork with today's (11/30) date and the text "Tired of the waa waa? Visit the everywhere place! Dip yourself in Floridada" popped up. Avey Tare later confirmed on an instagram post that "FloriDada" was the name of a song, and it turns out it's the first single and it's out today. Stream it below.

The album is called Painting With, and it's due out February 19 via Domino. Like Merriweather Post Pavillion, it was recorded with the trio of Avey Tare, Panda Bear and Geologist (no Deakin). John Cale and Colin Stetson both contributed to it.

The LP has three different record sleeves, all painted by Gang Gang Dance's Brian DeGraw, and that's the "Avey Tare" cover above. Check out the other two and the tracklist below. More info and pre-orders here.

Continue reading "Animal Collective announce new album 'Painting With,' share first single "FloriDada" (listen)"

AnCoAnCo

Animal Collective had been saying their new album is on the way, and though they've yet to announce it officially they're actually streaming it on loop on the radio in Baltimore's BWI Airport RIGHT NOW (seriously). BV writer Tatiana Tenreyro was in the airport and Shazamed it, which revealed that the album is called Floridada and hints that something is coming Monday, November 30 (screenshots above, larger ones below). The full text on the cover says, "Tired of the waa waa? Visit the everywhere place! Dip yourself in Floridada."

Update: As a commenter points out, Avey says the album is not called 'Floridada,' just one of the songs.

Update 2: The album is called Painting With, it's due out in February, and "FloriDada" is out now. Check it out here.

Avey Tare's cousin and comedian Matt Baetz is also in the airport and posted an Instagram:



Avey's sister Abby Portner commented an emoji on it, and then Avey Tare responded with his own pic:


@mattbaetz1 YouFoundUs?

A photo posted by DP (@aveytare_voiceofthefly) on


Matt says the album's streaming in the airport until about 6 PM.

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photo: Panda Bear at Pitchfork Fest 2015 (more by James Richards IV)
Panda Bear

Panda Bear's digital copy of his EP, Crosswords, was released online in August and will be physically out on Friday through Domino. Today he shared a bonus track on Youtube called "Lisbon Zoo," named after the zoo in his current city of residence. The psychedelic beat-driven song fits in well with the rest of the EP, as you can hear below. If you order the physical EP, you get a download of the whole thing, including "Lisbon Zoo."

Animal Collective are also planning to follow 2012's Centipede Hz with a new album. No release date or title has been announced, but they did tide us over with the release of a 24-minute improvised jam called "Michael, Remember." They shared the song in a video that features marine biologist Colin Foord and AnCo members Deakin and Geologist at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico.

Listen to Panda Bear's "Lisbon Zoo" and watch the video for Animal Collective's "Michael, Remember" below...

Continue reading "Panda Bear shares bonus track off 'Crosswords' EP; Animal Collective say new album is on the way"

by Bill Pearis

Porches CMJ

Porches, the musical moniker of Aaron Maine, has signed to Domino who will release his new album next year. They've just released the first track, "Hour," which with pulsing bass and glassine synths, is a sultry teaser for the LP and you can stream it below.

If you need more, Porches will be playing a few CMJ shows this week, including BrooklynVegan's free Friday (10/16) day party at Baby's All Right with Car Seat Headrest and more. Here is Porches' full CMJ schedule:

Wednesday, Oct 14
7pm - 10pm - Georgia, Porches, Martin Courtney, Animal Collective DJ set @ Neuehouse (Domino event)

Friday, Oct 16
6pm - Porches @ Babys All Right (Brooklyn Vegan day party)
10pm - Porches @ Cameo (Terrible Records CMJ)

Saturday, Oct 17
5pm - Porches @ Carwash (Ad Hoc CMJ)
8:45pm - Porches @ Rubber Tracks (FADER Fort)

Porches will also be playing this year's Iceland Airwaves and a show in London. All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Porches sign to Domino, share "Hour" from new LP, playing CMJ shows including BrooklynVegan day party"

Levitation Austin 2016
Levitation Austin 2016

Dates and the initial lineup for the 2016 Levitation Festival have been announced. Formerly known as Austin Psych Fest, the three-day festival returns to Carson Creek Ranch from April 29 - May 1 and will feature Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, plus performances by Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Sleep, Lee Scratch Perry, Ty Segall, Black Mountain, and Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats. Lots more artists will be announced later but weekend passes, deluxe passes, camping passes, and camping rentals are on sale now. You can watch the lineup announce video below.

Meanwhile, Levitation will be in NYC for CMJ with a showcase at Rough Trade on October 17 featuring Ringo Deathstarr, Shannon and the Clams, Whitney, Cheatahs, Stealing Sheep, Murals, and Cloud Castle Lake. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Continue reading "Levitation Austin announces 2016 dates & initial lineup: Brian Wilson playing 'Pet Sounds,' Animal Collective, BJM & more"

photo: Eyehategod at Europa in 2010 (more by Samantha Marble)
Eyehategod

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Nude Beach, Shellshag, The Hamiltons, Mal Blum, Black Wine, Crow Bait, Chris Gethard (host) @ Knitting Factory
Tonight's the first of three Don Giovanni Records showcases at Knitting Factory this month. All of them have great lineups, and tonight it's '70s power pop lovers Nude Beach, NYC DIY veterans Shellshag, Ramones-loving/"Dirty Work'-inspired punks The Hamiltons (who are maybe actually The Ergs), singer/songwriter Mal Blum, indie rockers Black Wine, alt-country punks Crow Bait, and comedian Chris Gethard as your host.

Eyehategod, Mortals, Blackout, Scowl @ Saint Vitus
Sludge legends Eyehategod are still touring in support of their excellent 2014 self-titled LP, and tonight the begin a sold-out 2-night stand at Saint Vitus. Different openers both nights, and they're all worth catching too.

The Movielife, Crime in Stereo, Pass Away @ Irving Plaza
Late '90s/early '00s Long Island melodic hardcore band The Movielife broke up in '03 after two albums of Lifetime/Gorilla Biscuits worship and a third album and EP that pushed that sound in new directions. They briefly reunited in 2010-11, and now they're thankfully back once again. Tonight's their first of two sold-out Irving Plaza shows with their pals Crime In Stereo. Opening this one is Pass Away (mem I Am the Avalanche, Crime In Stereo).

Porches, Frankie Cosmos, Krill, Sheer Mag @ Bowery Ballroom
Porches and related band Frankie Cosmos have been local staples for a while now, and their profile has clearly risen, as proven by tonight's sold-out Bowery Ballroom show, their biggest headlining appearance yet. They've got some talented friends to open, including quirky indie rockers Krill and classic rock-inspired garage rockers Sheer Mag.

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Warren Franklin & The Founding Fathers, Paper Streets, For Everest @ Palisades
Empire! Empire! returned last year with their first album since their 2009 debut, but now they're reissuing that debut and playing it in full on this tour. Warren Franklin just put out a split album with Kind of Like Spitting, and if you like KOLS, you'd probably dig Warren too.

Todd Edwards, Beautiful Swimmers, Bobby Renz @ American Museum of Natural History
Dance music veteran Todd Edwards has a long history, but he's been in the spotlight as of late thanks to collaborations with Daft Punk and associations with Disclosure. Tonight he DJs the ongoing One Step Beyond series at the Museum of Natural History, and Maxmillion Dunbar's duo with Ari Goldman, Beautiful Swimmers, open.

Jeffrey Lewis, Diane Cluck, The Spookfish @ Nola Darling
Two great artists with ties to the anti-folk scene, Jeffrey Lewis and Diane Cluck, begin a tour together tonight, their first of two NYC stops on the tour. It's sold out, but there will be a few tickets at the door.

Animal Collective (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
Animal Collective continue their DJ residency at Brooklyn Bowl tonight with everyone except Panda Bear in tow.

Dre Skull, Obey City, Jubilee, Figgy, Sleepyhead, Chris Patrick @ Lot 45
Tonight's Broke City party at Lot 45 in Bushwick (411 Troutman) has a handful of quality DJs to keep you dancing all night long. Free before midnight.

Natalie Prass, Lady Lady, Small Wonder @ Rough Trade
Natalie Prass just picked up a ton of buzz (and a ton of Disney comparisons) for her debut album. Does she live up to the hype? Those with tickets to tonight's sold-out show will find out.

Algiers, Beliefs, The Flag @ Baby's All Right
London-via-Atlanta band Algiers make gothy/industrial soul, or soulful goth-industrial. If you're not sold on the recordings, word is Algiers, who just signed to Matador, are a see-it-live kind of thing. Also on the bill are Toronto's Beliefs who bring real muscle and songwriting chops to their brand of shoegaze.

Stranger Cat, Little Strike, Salt Cathedral @ Chelsea Market
Stranger Cat, the electronic art pop project of Cat Martino, headlines tonight's installmente of Paper Garden Records' Friday shows at Chelsea Market.

Violent Bullshit, IYEZ, Aircrafting, Hints @ Union Pool
While screamo pioneers Orchid are long gone, its members are scattered across a few solid newer bands, including Violent Bullshit, led by Orchid vocalist Jayson Green.

Too Many Zooz, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Douglas and The Goodhearts @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar puts local crafts, microbrews, food-truck type eats, mini golf, ping pong, and live music all under one roof. Tonight's live entertainment is headlined by funky brass band Too Many Zooz. Free.

J Dilla Birthday Celebration w/ J57 & Guests @ Littlefield
This weekend would've been J Dilla's 41st birthday. Celebrate his memory with MC/producer J57, PitchBlak Brass Band, and Product.

Hannibal Buress @ The Space at Westbury
Once an underground favorite and known as comedian's comedian, Hannibal Buress is nobody's secret anymore.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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photo: Panda Bear @ MoMA PS1 - 1/11/15 (via moremorenow)
Panda Bear

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.

Continue reading "Panda Bear made a FACT Mix, played MoMA PS1 (watch); new album out this week"

Panda Bear
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...

Continue reading "Panda Bear celebrating new album at MoMA PS1 one-off on Sunday, streaming the show live (on sale now)"

Dead

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.

Continue reading "Geologist DJing Grateful Dead brunch at Baby's after AnCo DJ Brooklyn Bowl +++ more Phil Lesh shows on sale"

Panda Bear

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!

Continue reading "Panda Bear releases new teaser for '...Meets the Grim Reaper' starring a panda bear & the Grim Reaper (happy Halloween!)"

Avey Tare

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...

Continue reading "Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks made a short film & a Halloween themed playlist; Animal Collective expand DJ tour"

panda

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...

Continue reading "Panda Bear releases surprise EP, announces album release date and more details (watch the video for "Mr. Noah")"

Radiohead

"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...

Continue reading "100 Most Influential Artists, according to NME"

Avey Tare at Pitchfork Fest 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Avey

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...

Continue reading "Animal Collective going on DJ tour, 3 nights at Brooklyn Bowl included (dates)"

Animal Collective at Governors Ball 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
AnCo

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...

Continue reading "Animal Collective going on DJ tour (dates)"

So Percussion at Crossing Brooklyn Ferry in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
So Percussion

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.

Continue reading "Look & Listen Festival begins this weekend (So Percussion, Joe Brent playing Animal Collective for mandolin & more)"

photos by P Squared Photography

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks @ Bowery Ballroom 4/21/2014
Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks

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.

Meanwhile, Kevin Barnes of Of Montreal (who play NYC next month) reviewed Enter the Slasher House over at The Talkhouse:

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...

Continue reading "Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks played Bowery Ballroom (pics); of Montreal's Kevin Barnes reviewed Slasher Flicks LP"

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