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Animal Collective Unleash Their Inner Children At Sung Tongs Show In Queens

Animal Collective lead an ardent following -- a community bolstered by active subreddits and fan forums dedicated to celebrating, documenting, and theorizing the Baltimore experimentalists…
Julia Gray | December 3, 2017 - 8:25 pm

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

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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

More Animal Collective stories

Geologist Shares Early 1996 Version Of Animal Collective’s “Penny Dreadfuls”

Animal Collective's Geologist has a radio show called The O'Brien System, and yesterday, he used his air time to share a 1996 recording of AnCo's…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 30, 2018 - 10:28 am

Watch Deerhunter Jam With Animal Collective, Perform New Songs At NYC Shows

Deerhunter have a new album produced by Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon on the way -- according to frontman Bradford Cox, its working title is…
Peter Helman | May 17, 2018 - 11:43 am

Animal Collective Announce Sung Tongs Tour

Animal Collective released Sung Tongs, their breakthrough fourth LP, in 2004. To this day it remains my personal favorite from their discography. Here's what I…
Chris DeVille | March 19, 2018 - 9:20 am

Watch Animal Collective Play “Site-Specific Music” In New Orleans

Last night, Animal Collective played the first of two special shows featuring site-specific music at the New Orleans sound art installation and venue Music Box
Peter Helman | March 17, 2018 - 5:09 pm

Animal Collective Share Unreleased “In The Bleak Midwinter” Recording From 1999

Animal Collective have shared a previously unreleased track, "In The Bleak Midwinter," that dates back to the first Campfire Songs recording session in December 1999.
Peter Helman | February 6, 2018 - 8:47 pm

Animal Collective Release Pay-What-You-Want Live Album For Charity

Animal Collective must be in the holiday spirit -- not only did they gift their fans with a surprise new live album, but they're encouraging…
Ryan Leas | December 21, 2017 - 5:03 pm

Panda Bear Announces Vinyl-Only A Day With The Homies EP

Over the past few days, Panda Bear has been teasing new material by posting lyrics to his Twitter account. Today, he's announced that he'll be…
James Rettig | November 21, 2017 - 10:15 am

Watch Animal Collective, Kurt Vile, & More Perform The Velvet Underground & Nico With John Cale

The Velvet Underground's seminal debut The Velvet Underground & Nico turned 50 this year, and to celebrate, former VU member John Cale is hosting two
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 17, 2017 - 1:05 pm

Animal Collective Announce Full-Length Sung Tongs Performance

In my humble opinion, 2004's Sung Tongs is the best Animal Collective album. So it's exciting to learn that Panda Bear and Avey Tare, the…
Chris DeVille | October 16, 2017 - 10:39 am

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

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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
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