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Steve White operates under numerous monikers, for good reason: It seems he needs multiple identities and outlets to match the eclectic nature of his many sounds. White came up as bassist, vocalist,…   Read Story »
This week Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox, also of Animal Collective) will release the highly anticipated Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, his fifth proper solo album. In anticipation of the new record,…   Read Story »
In my review of Panda Bear's new Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, I noted that album closer "Acid Wash" is about declaring victory over "the dark" and "the deep." It's the decisive blow in Noah…   Read Story »
Sometimes when I listen to Animal Collective I feel like I'm peering through a kaleidoscope into heaven, and other times I'm pretty sure I'm vomiting through a fault line into hell. Setting aside the…   Read Story »
Listening to Shabazz Palaces' "#CAKE" is already a weird enough experience, so leave it to perennial freaks Animal Collective to make it even weirder. Their remix of the Lese Majesty song devolves…   Read Story »
Death Cab For Cutie and the Dismemberment Plan had a mutual respect for each other, so much so that they embarked on a joint Death And Dismemberment Tour in early 2002. This weekend sees the two…   Read Story »
Plants are living things too, right? So why shouldn't they get music just like the rest of us? That's the goal of artist Peter Coffin, who began his Music For Plants art series in 2002. Inspired by a…   Read Story »
This fall, Animal Collective are embarking on a DJ tour across America (sans Panda Bear, who will be touring solo and possibly working on an album or something). For an idea of what an AnCo DJ set…   Read Story »
It takes about three seconds to realize what an otherworldly album you've stumbled into. "Leaf House" begins with the sound of a digital ripcord pulling, but gravity is upside down, so the…   Read Story »
Next week Slasher Flicks -- the cosmic power trio comprised of Animal Collective's Avey Tare, Angel Deradoorian (formerly of Dirty Projectors), and Jeremy Hyman (formerly of Ponytail) -- will release…   Read Story »