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 turned out that the new song is called “Kinda Bonkers,” and it comes from a forthcoming EP called The Painters. And now the band has confirmed: The song is indeed called “Kinda Bonkers,” they are indeed coming out with a new EP called The Painters, and that EP is coming out on Friday.
The new four-song EP includes three new tracks, each of them from the sessions that produced Animal Collective’s most recent album, last year’s Painting With. And the EP also includes a cover of Martha & The Vandellas’ Motown oldie “Jimmy Mack,” which Animal Collective have been playing live on tour lately. Below, listen to “Kinda Bonkers” and check out the tracklist for The Painters.
01 “Kinda Bonkers”
04 “Jimmy Mack”
The Painters is out 2/17 on Domino.