Animal Collective

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The Anniversary

Strawberry Jam Turns 10

The first thing you see is the cover: a tastefully arranged heap of pulped strawberries that verges on the NSFW, suggesting a Gourmet photoshoot or…
Raymond Cummings | September 11, 2017 - 10:47 am

Sounding Board

Why Are So Many Bands Surprising Fans With Snail Mail This Year?

Do you remember the last time you were excited about a piece of mail? I have vague memories of being a kid and having the…
Ryan Leas | August 23, 2017 - 2:49 pm

Interview

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

More Animal Collective stories

Avey Tare Cancels Shows

Avey Tare was set to embark on a tour next month to promote his new album, Eucalyptus, which was released in the summer. The shows…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 19, 2017 - 3:36 pm

Spacecraft That Just Crashed Into Saturn Was Sampled On Animal Collective’s Biggest Song

One of the day's biggest new stories is that the Cassini spacecraft, the first probe ever to orbit Saturn, finished its 20-year mission when it…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2017 - 4:28 pm

Sounding Board

Why Are So Many Bands Surprising Fans With Snail Mail This Year?

Do you remember the last time you were excited about a piece of mail? I have vague memories of being a kid and having the…
Ryan Leas | August 23, 2017 - 2:49 pm

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

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

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
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