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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, we took a stroll down Memory Lane with Lennox and looked back at some of his past work, including student films, early… More »

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 question of whether that disconnect is intentional, it at least seems unusual. Like every band hailed as game-changing innovators, Animal Collective… More »

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 hallucinatory folk song that emerges from there keeps threatening to float away. It’s anchored, though, by tribal percussion and a sense that some… More »

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Levitation Fest 2016 Lineup Has Pet Sounds, AnCo, FlyLo

Levitation Fest will return to Austin in the spring of 2016 (4/29-5/1 to be exact) with a beyond impressive lineup. Headlining the bill is Bria…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 30, 2015 - 11:55 am

Animal Collective Announce Live At 9:30 Album

Animal Collective are not the kind of band I usually describe as "Dylanesque," but one thing they have in common with Bob is a tendency…
Chris DeVille | September 1, 2015 - 10:54 am

Animal Collective Finish Recording New Album

It's been nearly three years since Animal Collective released Centipede Hz, their last album, and the members of the band seemed perfectly content doing their…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2015 - 1:21 pm

Panda Bear – “Come To Your Senses (Danny L Harle Remix)”

Animal Collective's fuzziest member, Panda Bear, released Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper in January. Noah Lennox is bringing his smeared, electronic-mashing solo work to…
Caitlin White | May 1, 2015 - 1:03 pm

Download Animal Collective’s New Digital 12″ New Psycho Actives Vol.1

It would appear that our fucked-up spate of recent weather has Animal Collective in an expansive, experimental mood. The band has just released a pair…
Tom Breihan | March 23, 2015 - 10:13 am

Animal Collective Will Record A New Album This Year

Panda Bear sat down with BBC6's Lauren Laverne today and confirmed what Animal Collective fans have been hoping for: The band will hit the studio…
Chris DeVille | March 4, 2015 - 3:54 pm

Beat Spacek – “I Want You (Animal Collective Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

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…
Collin Robinson | January 20, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Panda Bear – “Acid Wash”

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…
Chris DeVille | January 6, 2015 - 4:02 pm

Shabazz Palaces – “#CAKE (Animal Collective Premature Deflirt Mix)”

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…
James Rettig | December 5, 2014 - 10:53 am

Ben Gibbard & Travis Morrison Talk Shop: Staying Off Twitter, Bad Festival Timeslots, & What Animal Collective’s Popularity Says About The State Of Music

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…
James Rettig | September 4, 2014 - 8:40 pm

Hear Sonic Youth’s “Creepers & Climbers,” Previously Heard Only By Plants

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,…
James Rettig | August 22, 2014 - 7:45 pm

All Your Favorite Members Of Animal Collective (Except Panda Bear) Announce DJ Tour

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
Peter Helman | July 30, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Q&A: Avey Tare Talks Slasher Flicks, Animal Collective, And The Cure

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…
T. Cole Rachel | April 3, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Panda Bear Preps New LP Tentatively Titled Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper

Other than his appearance on Daft Punk's "Doin' It Right," Panda Bear stayed pretty quiet last year. But the Animal Collective member is now at…
Tom Breihan | February 24, 2014 - 8:56 am

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – “Little Fang”

Animal Collective's Avey Tare premiered his new band, Slasher Flicks, last summer via some live shows, but now, the band have announced their debut LP,…
Michael Nelson | February 10, 2014 - 7:26 am

Tears For Fears – “My Girls” (Animal Collective Cover)

We've heard Tears For Fears cover Arcade Fire and Hot Chip this year, recordings the band undertook to warm up for the making of their…
Chris DeVille | December 17, 2013 - 10:56 am

Animal Collective – “Monkey Riches” Video

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…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2013 - 12:48 pm
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