Animal Collective are following 2016's Painting With with an audiovisual album, Tangerine Reef, on August 17 via Domino (pre-order). AnCo members Avey Tare, Deakin, and Geologist (no Panda Bear) made the project with Coral Morphologic ("an art-science duo formed by marine biologist Colin Foord and musician J.D. McKay"), and the album is in commemoration of the 2018 International Year of the Reef. Here's some more background on the reef theme, via press release:

Animal Collective walks the walk when it comes to ocean conservation, having previously worked on projects supporting marine protection areas and shark conservation. Geologist (Brian Weitz) has a masters degree in environmental policy from Columbia University with a focus on the marine environment. As an undergraduate, he spent a semester working at the infamous Biosphere 2 Center in Arizona, assisting on some of the first CO2 acidification studies on coral growth inside its captive ‘ocean.’ Following his masters degree, he had a marine policy fellowship with the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries, and Coast Guard. Deakin (Josh Dibb) is also a passionate scuba diver who has been diving throughout the world. He and Weitz have taken at least one scuba trip together every year since 2005 and have directly witnessed the destruction of the world’s coral reefs by bleaching events, fishing trawlers, and dynamite fishing. Most recently, Avey Tare (Dave Portner) asked Colin to write and record the opening monologue to 'Coral Lords' on his last solo album 'Eucalyptus'. The band also participated in VICELAND’s 2017 documentary miniseries Earthworks, which led to the subsequent release of 2017’s “Meeting of the Waters EP.”

AnCo previewed material from this album at David Lynch's Festival of Disruption in Brooklyn earlier this year, and you can also get a taste of it from the album trailer below and the video for "Hair Cutter" (directed by John McSwain and Coral Morphologic) on Apple Music. Tracklist below too, and that's the artwork above.

Meanwhile, Animal Collective members Avey Tare and Panda Bear are about to resume their tour playing 2004's Sung Tongs in full as a duo. That tour includes NYC shows happening Thursday (7/19) and Friday (7/20) at Town Hall. Tickets for night one are still available, and only single-seat tickets are available for night two. All remaining dates are listed below.

In other news, Deakin announced a solo tour with Highlife, including a Brooklyn show on August 5 at Union Pool (tickets). All dates for that tour are listed below too.

Tangerine Reef Tracklist
1. Hair Cutter
2. Buffalo Tomato
3. Inspector Gadget
4. Buxom
5. Coral Understanding
6. Airpipe (To A New Transition)
7. Jake And Me
8. Coral By Numbers
9. Hip Sponge
10. Coral Realization
11. Lundsten Coral
12. Palythoa
13. Best Of Times (Worst Of All)

Animal Collective -- 2018 Sung Tongs Tour Dates
7/17 - Atlanta, GA - Symphony Hall
7/19 - New York, NY - Town Hall
7/20 - New York, NY - Town Hall
7/21 - Washington DC - Lincoln Theatre
7/23 - Austin, TX - Paramount
7/25 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
7/27 - Chicago, IL - Vic
7/29 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
7/30 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
7/31 - Los Angeles, CA - Ace Theatre
8/1 - Los Angeles, CA Ace Theatre

Deakin / Highlife -- 2018 Tour Dates
7/27 - Thetford, VT - Thetfest (w/o Highlife)
8/3 - Washington, D.C. - Comet Ping Pong
8/4 - Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMoca
8/5 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool
8/8 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
8/10 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight
8/11 - Baltimore, MD - The Crown