Animal Collective releasing vinyl early, having parties
Animal Collective's 9th full-length album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, will be released early on deluxe 2xLP 180-gram gatefold vinyl with full album download card (WAV or MP3) January 6th 2009, on Domino Records in North America. The CD & digital release date will remain January 20th (Jan. 12 UK/Europe).
To coincide with the early vinyl release will be a series of release/listening parties across the country in conjunction with Terrorbird Media, Domino, record stores, blogs and college radio stations. The release parties will take place at record stores or venues the week of the vinyl release and will feature pre-orders, Animal Collective listing party exclusive goodies including giant posters and download cards, ticket giveaways and grand prize giveaways of 'The Domino Years' prize packs. Every party will be a little different, and information on the specifics of each party will be available on the host's website.
The current list of cities and hosts is below...
The Cities (details to follow)
Anchorage, AK - KRUA Presents*
Atlanta, GA - Criminal Records - Jan. 1st @ 4PM
Austin, TX - End Of And Ear Records & KVRX - Jan. 3 @ 6PM
Boston, MA - WZBC presents*
Chicago, IL - WHPK presents*
Dallas, TX - Gorilla Vs. Bear Presents*
Eugene, OR - KWVA Presents*
Lawrence, KS - Love Garden Sounds & KJHK - Jan. 6th
Los Angeles, CA - Fingerprints Records & KXLU - Jan. 6th
Miami, FL - WRGP Presents*
Minneapolis, MN - KUOM Presents*
New York, NY - Other Music Presents - Jan. 5th
Philadelphia, PA - WXPN Presents*
Portland, OR - Music Millennium - Jan. 3 @ 6PM
Raleigh, NC - WKNC Presents*
San Francisco, CA - Terrorbird Presents @ The Knockout - Jan. 6th, 7-10pm**
Santa Cruz, CA - KZSC Presents*
Seattle, WA - KUPS Presents*
St. Louis, MO - Vintage Vinyl & KDHX - Jan. 6th
Vancouver, BC - CFUV presents*
*Location & Date TBA
** w/ Maus Haus, French Miami
More cities to come. An up-to-date list of confirmed parties will be available at Domino.