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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

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

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
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