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 of new solo songs from its individual members: Avey Tare’s “Tape Player Chants For Winter” and Geologist’s “Stretching Songs For Spring.” They’re both loose, long, woozy zone-outs that find these… More »
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 quacky 1973 book The Secret Life Of Plants that speculated that plants were sentient beings, he started… More »
We’re on the other side of CMJ now, which you could probably tell by the uptick in the music news cycle, or by some bloggers’ (could be any bloggers, no way to know who I am talking about) bleary eyes and corresponding level of risibility. Stereogum threw a couple of parties early on, then shifted… More »
Thanks to everyone who came to 285 Kent last night for our party with Domino/Ribbon Music, and Todd P, and the Software label. Hope everyone that wanted to get in, got in — I know it was a wet night to be on the sidewalk and shut out of a show. Many propers to all… More »
Next week, NYC’s streets will be teeming with a mix of earnest collegiate indie rock aficionados and grizzled music biz veterans. There will be wonderful lineups at all sorts of venues, and if you pick the right show you may just see a band that will be written about on a blog the next day. More »
Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here benefit the Socorro island Conservation Fund, and they are cruelty free, except to your eyes.
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For those heading uptown Friday night to NYC’s American Museum Of Natural History Friday, site of the FADER-presented Animal Collective DJ set/One Step Beyond party, the onstage visual was 33% true to Animal Collective onstage visuals of the past year — Geologist crouched over a table of equipment, less one Noah Lennox and one Avey… More »