Animal Collective’s characteristically freaky new video for “Monkey Riches,” an extended wigout from last year’s Centipede Hz, tells the heartwarming story of a maniacal wizard who does phallic things with lengths of rope, and of his hapless assistant, who plunges down a well and into a psychedelic rope-world. Jack Kubizne directed the video, and the best thing about it is probably the nightmare-logic stop-motion animation, which reminds me of Hellraiser II. (Where I come from, that’s the highest of compliments.) Watch the video below.
Centipede Hz is out now on Domino.