Based on the thumbnail selected for this post, you could have thought the latest Merriweather Post Pavilion video was some fuzzily focused cinéma vérité, a children’s show spelling lesson, the most eye-bending screensaver you’d ever seen, or an Eric Wareheim-directed hypercolored freak show. The net effect is, alongside having elements of all of those things, it’s just flat out trippy as hell. Fittingly, flowers seem to tie the piece together in some way, and “In The Flowers”’ metaphorical bloom is when things get particularly psilocybic. Directed by Abby Portner, sister of Avey. Watch it at Animal Collective’s homepage and don’t forget to screw your eyeballs back in afterward.

UPDATE: Check it below:

Merriweather Post Pavilion is an album that came out this year. Before 2009′s over Animal Collective will have one more release, the Fall Be Kind EP, which is out digitally 11/23, and on CD and 12″ on 12/15 via Domino.

Comments (22)
  1. Four Vs. One  |   Posted on Nov 12th, 2009 0

    It’s not working for me. Damn and shit blast

  2. creepy, but it’s weird for the sake of being weird. The song is so good, any video would have been fine.

  3. The shame of it is there are lots of parts in this video that would have done well without other bits. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t like the video much.

  4. colectivo  |   Posted on Nov 12th, 2009 0

    are they ever gonna do a video that doesnt look so amateurish? i mean they are very popular, there’s probably thousands of talented filmmakers and so on who would kill to get the chance to make them a video, and would do it for free.

    • Scott  |   Posted on Nov 13th, 2009 0

      I mean it was Avey’s sister that made this one, so if you would fire your sister to hire Michael Bay, then yeah man go for it

      • Max the King of All Wild Things  |   Posted on Nov 16th, 2009 0

        Yeaaah, but have you heard her band Drawlings? She opened for them at Bowery. And it was not good. And weird for the sake of being weird. Much like this video.

        What I am saying is, good for her for trying but a little cohesiveness goes a long way. And suggesting some established music video director is not the equivalent of Michael Bay (Oh man! If only! The insanity!).

        Anyways, Prof. Serious over here is calling it quits. Latron.

    • tipsygypsy  |   Posted on Nov 17th, 2009 0

      have you seen “my girls” or “who could win a rabbit?” because those videos are amazing.

  5. Desmond  |   Posted on Nov 13th, 2009 0

    That video is just frightening when you’re on acid.

  6. d@ve  |   Posted on Nov 13th, 2009 0

    this video is frightening when you’re expecting something worthwhile.

  7. Leo  |   Posted on Nov 13th, 2009 0

    Wonderful. Thanks

  8. finally a video for In The Flowers

  9. Chance  |   Posted on Nov 13th, 2009 0

    The zeitgeist PERIOD…(the way “Slumdog” was as a film even though it could have been so much more than it was)….

  10. jeff  |   Posted on Nov 13th, 2009 0

    I like AC, but they gotta step it up on the video front. Their music is too good for these amatuer looking art school projects. Its interesting, but literally every concept in this video has been executed better elsewhere. it’s fitting, and okay, just not up to par with their music.

  11. peacebone had an awesome music video! weird and hilarious.
    and actually, i thought fireworks kind of had an appropriately atmospheric music video even if it was just mostly shots of fireworks and the band playing with flashlights.

    this however, does not do it for me.

  12. Kasper  |   Posted on Nov 13th, 2009 0


  13. henner  |   Posted on Nov 13th, 2009 0

    I’m sure Domino can afford Patrick Daughters by now.

  14. lou  |   Posted on Nov 13th, 2009 0

    they’re not the video kind of band anyway. still thought it was really cool!

  15. louis armstrong  |   Posted on Nov 13th, 2009 0

    video is very good

  16. sam talks  |   Posted on Nov 13th, 2009 0

    The video is not amateurish at all. I found the mixing of found footage, along with the filmmakers own shooting creates a very nice atmosphere for the song. The video also does not triumph over the song like many others do. The video and the song work together as an experience, much different from if either stood alone. Perfect.

  17. Perky_Pat  |   Posted on Nov 14th, 2009 0

    Weird lookin dude walking down the street! Hipster girl spinning around! Lo-fi footage of amusement park rides! ART!

  18. Josh  |   Posted on Nov 16th, 2009 0


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