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Q&A: Avey Tare Talks Working With Old Friends On His Mysterious New Album Eucalyptus

The eucalyptus tree is not native to California, but it flourishes there, its distinctive scent hanging in the air in and around Los Angeles. It’s…
Lindsey Rhoades | June 29, 2017 - 1:14 pm

The Anniversary

Person Pitch Turns 10

The term "collective" implies a united front, a melding of minds and ideas. Under vaguely zoological personas, four boys from Baltimore joined forces at the…
Lindsey Rhoades | March 20, 2017 - 10:35 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Animal Collective Painting With

There's a conversation that emerges naturally surrounding every band or artist that survives for longer than four or five LPs. And that conversation always begins…
Raymond Cummings | February 16, 2016 - 1:41 pm

More Animal Collective stories

Avey Tare (Officially) Announces New Album Eucalyptus

Animal Collective co-leader Avey Tare announced his upcoming LP Eucalyptus in an unconventional way last month, mailing a jigsaw puzzle of the album artwork to
Peter Helman | June 6, 2017 - 10:00 am

Stream Animal Collective Meeting Of The Waters EP

Animal Collective members Avey Tare and Geologist took a trip to the Brazil early last year, and they ended up recording a live EP in…
Peter Helman | May 4, 2017 - 11:13 pm

Animal Collective – “Man Of Oil”

Animal Collective are releasing Meeting Of The Waters, a new EP featuring live recordings from Avey Tare and Geologist's recent trip to Brazil, for Record
Peter Helman | April 21, 2017 - 8:22 pm

Animal Collective – “Peacemaker” & “Goalkeeper”

It's been less than a week since we first got wind of a new Animal Collective EP, and now The Painters is already out in…
Chris DeVille | February 16, 2017 - 11:12 pm

Animal Collective – “Jimmy Mack” (Martha And The Vandellas Cover)

In 1967, the euphoric Motown group Martha And The Vandellas made it to #10 on the Hot 100 with their lovelorn-but-upbeat single "Jimmy Mack." In…
Tom Breihan | February 16, 2017 - 9:10 am

Animal Collective – “Kinda Bonkers”

Last week, while DJing in San Francisco, Animal Collective played a new song that nobody recognized. Someone was swift enough to Shazam it, and it…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2017 - 11:15 am

Hear New Animal Collective Song “Kinda Bonkers” From Forthcoming The Painters EP

Animal Collective played a DJ set in San Francisco on Thursday night, and they used the opportunity to debut a new song. According to Shazam,…
Peter Helman | February 11, 2017 - 10:57 am

Animal Collective – “Mountain Game”

Here's something funny: In 2010, Animal Collective were just coming off of Merriweather Post Pavilion. They were at their commercial peak, and arguably their artistic…
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2016 - 10:12 am

Animal Collective Play “Pride And Fight” For The First Time In 15 Years As Trump Wins Presidency

Animal Collective endorsed Hillary Clinton yesterday, urging their fans note to vote third party and expressing their regret over voting for Ralph Nader rather than…
Chris DeVille | November 9, 2016 - 10:20 am

Animal Collective Endorse Clinton, Urge Fans Not To Vote Third Party

There's a Presidential election today! Please go vote. And please listen to Animal Collective when they say that you should not vote for a third-party…
James Rettig | November 8, 2016 - 10:06 am

Awww Animal Collective Played A Private Show For Two Underage Fans Who Couldn’t Get Into Last Night’s Concert

Last night, Animal Collective played an 18+ show at Edmonton's Union Hall. The band just realized the day before that the venue wouldn't be allowing…
Peter Helman | October 1, 2016 - 7:17 pm

M83 – “Go! (Animal Collective / Deakin Remix)”

One of the stranger, more memorable songs from M83's 2016 album Junk is "Go!," on which Anthony Gonzalez gets help from rising pop force Mai…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2016 - 11:55 am

Animal Collective Get Their Own Skateboards

Animal Collective are following in the footsteps of Mogwai, Nick Cave, and Daft Punk by getting their very own skateboards. (Well, Panda Bear already had
Peter Helman | July 14, 2016 - 6:26 pm
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