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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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Read A Conversation Between John Cale And Animal Collective’s Avey Tare & Geologist

In the past, California Sunday Magazine and Mailchimp have paired up the likes of Bethany Cosentino & Molly Ringwald, Father John Misty & John C.
James Rettig | February 4, 2016 - 3:41 pm
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Animal Collective – “Lying In The Grass”

In a couple of weeks, Animal Collective are coming back with their new album Painting With. First single "Floridada" was frantic and colorful burst of…
Tom Breihan | February 1, 2016 - 9:23 am
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Demo Animal Collective’s Painting With App Featuring New Song “Lying In The Grass”

Animal Collective will release their new album, Painting With, next month, and we've already heard its first single "Floridada." Today, the band announced that they…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 28, 2016 - 11:42 am
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Animal Collective – “FloriDada” Video

Animal Collective have shared a video for their first Painting With single "FloriDada." It comes with a "viewer discretion is advised" warning for potentially triggering…
James Rettig | January 8, 2016 - 10:06 am
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Animal Collective’s Deakin Preps Solo Album

Animal Collective's Deakin has supposedly been working on a solo album for years now, but those infrequent but persistent reports have yet to yield anything…
Peter Helman | January 2, 2016 - 4:57 pm
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Animal Collective Announce 2016 World Tour

Animal Collective's new album Painting With will be out 2/19, and we've already heard its debut single "FloriDada." The band just announced that they will…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 7, 2015 - 10:15 am
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Animal Collective Announce New Album Painting With; Hear “FloriDada”

Last week, Animal Collective debuted their new album at Baltimore-Washington International Airport of all places, and now they've officially announced it and shared some music…
Peter Helman | November 30, 2015 - 9:54 am
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Animal Collective Are Debuting Their New Album At The Baltimore Airport Right Now

Over the past week, Animal Collective have been teasing their new album, which they finished recording back in July, on their Instagram account. Their latest
James Rettig | November 25, 2015 - 2:10 pm
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Hear “Michael, Remember,” Animal Collective’s First Jam Of 2015

Animal Collective's next album is finished, and on a recent AnCo message board thread, Spacemen 3's Pete "Sonic Boom" Kember noted that it's a "super…
Chris DeVille | October 30, 2015 - 4:05 pm
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Animal Collective Share 2004 Chapel Hill Show To Mark Feels’ 10th Anniversary

Feels turned 10 yesterday, and Animal Collective have honored the occasion by sharing a full live recording of a show they played in Chapel Hill,…
Charles Innis | October 15, 2015 - 4:40 pm
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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 Brian…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 30, 2015 - 11:55 am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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