Animal Collective - Centipede HZ

As promised, Animal Collective will be streaming their new album, Centipede Hz, in its entirety tonight on their weekly online radio show, following Geologist’s mix of songs that inspired the LP. We’ve already heard (and seen) “Today’s Supernatural” so it’s probably about time we figured out what the rest of this record’s deal is. Is it as weird as Deakin stated it would be? Only one way to find out — let us Prematurely Evaluate together below like a family. Head over to the streaming show to jump in on the broadcast and tell us what you think.

Here’s the tracklist so you know how to refer to the songs once it starts:
1. “Moonjock” – 5:04
2. “Today’s Supernatural” – 4:18
3. “Rosie Oh” – 2:57
4. “Applesauce” – 5:34
5. “Wide Eyed” – 5:00
6. “Father Time” – 4:35
7. “New Town Burnout” – 6:01
8. “Monkey Riches” – 6:46
9. “Mercury Man” – 4:18
10. “Pulleys” – 3:31
11. “Amanita” – 5:39

Centipede Hz is out 9/4 via Domino.

UPDATE: You can stream the album, track-by-track, at the band’s website now.

Comments (281)
  1. Wow…I’m blown away. I cower meekly in the corner. That was magnificent.

  2. I am too stoned for this extraterrestrial gorgeousness. Amazing.


  4. I can already tell that Wide Eyed will be one of my favorites. It’s so catchy.

  5. woah woah woah… is that deaks singin???

  6. is it Deakin on this one?

  7. Deakin Donuts

  8. Totally awesome first Animal Collective track featuring Deakin on lead vocals.

  9. well i’ll be a monkeys bare-assed uncle!! sing it deaks!

  10. Awesome to hear this play out over the past year and a half…

  11. The laughing at the end of Wide Eyed…whoa

  12. These dudes just watched the movie “House” a fuckton while making this.

  13. The groove in this song is great

  14. Is anyone else noticing the real-time updating of Deakin’s wikipedia?

  15. This whole radio theme is reminding me how, soon after Merriweather Post Pavilion came out, when I was doing a super long drive through Michigan, I picked up some radio station (college radio I guess) that was just playing Merriweather Post Pavilion from beginning to end, without interruption. I think I first noticed it was happening as they played during “Also Frightened” and it was about half static by the time “Brother Sport” came on. It was done totally without explanation. A truly weird experience: I feel like I may have just hallucinated it.

  16. Wow, Wide Eyed into Father Time was one helluva transition. More please.

  17. So far, I’m digging the album.
    Catchy, experimental, Merriweather Post Pavillion is getting a fight

  18. hot shit. This must be panda.

  19. Love the visual for this one

  20. annnnd just watch panda make his case here… loved this song live last summer

  21. dumb question, but is it only playing once?

  22. the visuals are so good here they could easily turn this into the official video clip.

  23. Can you ever get enough Panda Bear? Holy dick.

  24. Everything since Applesauce has been really great.

  25. I’m going to be honest guys, I was totally prepared to not like, even hate this album, because I didn’t initially like Today’s Supernatural. But now that I actually hear it, this shit’s great. I love it. I even love Today’s Supernatural now. The power of Animal Collective right there.

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  27. AC does not give an F

  28. This is really great…each album is so different, I don’t know what to say. I love how they’re so unique. Major props…again.

  29. Song of the year: “New Town Burnout”?

  30. Are the visuals by Danny Perez?
    Gonna drop some acid, brb

  31. Hearing Panda is like a beautiful punch is the face

  32. yea this is really good so far… its like if mpp and strawberry jam had a child and that child started hanging out with the crocodiles from “down there”.

  33. Was super high at Pitchfork for them last year and I love that I keep hearing some little bits that I remember.

  34. That song was a keeper

  35. Did everyone elses live stream just go off air?

  36. Monkey Riches is blowing my mind right now. My expectations for this album have been surpassed. Thank you, Animal Collective.

  37. monkey riches is awesome. loving the visuals.

  38. Remember hearing a lot of these jams at Coachella 2011 and just thinking how fucking cool they would sound recorded and produced. It is safe to say, they are well beyond my expectations.

  39. Acid + Monkey Riches visuals = Kwanzaa is early this year!!! wuuuuuhuuu

  40. Fuck yeah Avey screams again.

  41. holy F ‘Knocks you down’ is top notch

  42. i hear much more avey influence on this than mpp, especially on the lyrics

  43. I don’t want it to end :(

  44. This record is very Strawberry Jam-esque

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  46. Damn it, we’re nearing the end.

  47. The production on this album is truly phenomenal. This is pretty freaking cutting edge.

  48. Hot damn. Mercury Man is great.

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