New Animal Collective EP Out Today || New Tour Dates and Traxman Remix

Photo Credit: @abitaphoto

Animal Collective Announce New Tour Dates
Including Festival Appearances at
MusicFestNW and Treasure Island

Animal Collective Tour Dates
5/28: Brussels, Belgium @ AB6/11: Washington, DC @ 930 Club
6/12: Washington, DC @ 930 Club
6/14: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
7/4: Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
7/6: Gdynia, Poland @ Open’er Festival
7/9: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall *
7/10: Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Blues Fest
7/11: Portland, ME @ State Theatre
7/12: Mariaville, NY @ Camp Bisco
7/14: Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
7/15: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall *
7/16: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *
7/18: Covington, KY @ The Madison Theater
7/19: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works #
9/6: Portland, OR @ MusicFest NW * NEW
9/7: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory* NEW
9/8: Salt Lake City, UT @ Depot *
9/9: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre *
9/11: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/16: Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre *
10/17: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre *
10/20: San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Festival NEW
10/21: Los Angeles,CA @ Wiltern * NEW
10/22: Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee* NEW
10/24: Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater *
10/25: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
10/25-27: Asheville, NC @ Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit

* w/Dan Deacon
# w/Chairlift

“[Centipede Hz] captures the sound of studio wizards who are once again ready to unleash some sweaty savagery on the live stage.” – NPR

Today marks the release of Animal Collective’s Monkey Been To Burn Town remix EP on Domino Records. Drawing from the band’s latest record Centipede Hz, the EP features remixes of “Monkey Riches” by Gang Gang Dance’s Brian Degraw, Chicago Juke producer Traxman and New York underground dance producers Teengirl Fantasy, as well as a remix of “New Town Burnout” by Seattle based hip-hop collective Shabazz Palaces. In honor of the EP’s release, Animal Collective has made Traxman’s remix of “Monkey Riches” available for stream.

Animal Collective is also happy to announce new additional tour dates to the upcoming North American tour. In addition to previously announced dates, Animal Collective will also be performing new dates in Los Angeles, Boise, and Phoenix. The band has also added two new festival appearances, including Treasure Island in San Francisco, and a headlining spot at MusicFest NW in Portland, OR. These shows come in addition to the band’s previously announced festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, Forecastle, and more.

Filmed in conjunction with The Creators Project, the videos catch the band’s impressive stage show, which was aptly described by Pitchfork as “giant, gap-toothed Nickelodeon dentures on either side, a curved inflatable structure that resembled scorpion tails dipped in PAAS dye, a centralized TV running constant, blaring images. Basically, the cover of Centipede Hz gone widescreen.”

Earlier in 2012, Animal Collective released their 10th and latest album Centipede Hz. The band’s first record since 2007’s Strawberry Jam to feature all four original band members, Avey Tare, Panda Bear, Geologist and Deakin, Centipede Hz was hailed by critics as a return to Animal Collective’s experimental roots. The album can be ordered via the Animal Collective webstore here.

Animal Collective – Monkey Been To Burn Town EP
(Domino Records – out now on 12” and digital)

Tracklisting:
A1 – Monkey Riches (Brian DeGraw [Gang Gang Dance] Remix)
A2 – Monkey Riches (Tha Traxman Teklife Remix)
B1 – New Town Burnout (Shabazz Palaces Remix)
B2 – Monkey Riches (Teengirl Fantasy Remix)

Animal Collective Announces Rescheduled North American Tour Dates

Photo Credit: Dave Lichterman

Animal Collective Tour Dates

5/22: Nimes, France @ Paloma

5/23: Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound

5/25: London, UK @ Field Day

5/27: Amsterdam, NL @ Holland Melkweg

5/28: Brussels, Belgium @ AB

5/29: Paris, France @ Trianon

6/7-6/9: Randall’s Island, NY @ Governors Ball

6/10: Washington, DC @ 930 Club

6/11: Washington, DC @ 930 Club

6/12: Washington, DC @ 930 Club

6/13-16: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo

7/2: Helsinki, Finland @ The Circus

7/4: Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival

7/6: Gdynia, Poland @ Open’er Festival

7/9: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall *

7/10: Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Blues Fest

7/11-13: Albany, NY @ Camp Bisco

7/12-7/14: Louisville, KY @ Forecastle

7/15: Royal Oak. MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall *

7/16: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *

7/18: Covington, KY @ The Madison Theater

7/19: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

9/8: Salt Lake City, UT @ Depot *

9/9: Denver, CO @ Ogden *

9/11: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

10/16: Madison, WI @ Orpheum *

10/17: Chicago, IL @ Riviera *

10/24: Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater *

10/25: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

* w/Dan Deacon

“[Centipede Hz] captures the sound of studio wizards who are once again ready to unleash some sweaty savagery on the live stage.” – NPR

Animal Collective is pleased to announce the rescheduled dates of their North American tour. All previously announced tour dates have been rescheduled for mid-summer and early fall, many with labelmate Dan Deacon. The band has also revealed a third D.C. show at the 9:30 Club on June 12. These rescheduled shows come in addition to the band’s previously announced festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, Forecastle, and more.

For a taste of the band’s live show, watch the band’s live videos for “Applesauce,” “Moonjock” and “Amanita” here. Filmed in conjunction with The Creators Project, the videos catch the band’s impressive stage show, which was aptly described by Pitchfork as “giant, gap-toothed Nickelodeon dentures on either side, a curved inflatable structure that resembled scorpion tails dipped in PAAS dye, a centralized TV running constant, blaring images. Basically, the cover of Centipede Hz gone widescreen.”

Earlier in 2012, Animal Collective released their 10th and latest album Centipede Hz. The band’s first record since 2007’s Strawberry Jam to feature all four original band members, Avey Tare, Panda Bear, Geologist and Deakin, Centipede Hz was hailed by critics as a return to Animal Collective’s experimental roots.

Animal Collective Unveil New Videos, Relaunch Centipede Hz Radio, Add New Tour Dates

Animal Collective and The Creators Project Debut New Live Videos
from Terminal 5, Relaunch Centipede Hz Radio

Photo Credit: Dave Lichterman

Band Adds Summer Tour Dates, New D.C. Show, Bonnaroo, Govenors Ball, Forecastle, and More

Animal Collective Tour Dates
(Pre-Order Links: http://bit.ly/animaltix)
1/17: Newtown, NSW @ Enmore Theatre
1/18: Sydney, NSW @ Big Day Out #
1/20: Gold Coast, QLD @ Big Day Out
1/23: Melbourne, VIC @ Palace Theatre #
1/25: Adelaide, SA @ Big Day Out
1/26: Melbourne, VIC @ Big Day Out
1/28: Perth, WA @ Big Day Out
3/7: Boston, MA @ House of Blues*
3/8: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis*
3/9: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall*
3/11: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues*
3/12: Covington, KY @ The Madison Theater*
3/13: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works*
3/15: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall*
3/16: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre*
3/17: Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre*
3/18: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*
3/20: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant*
3/21: Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater*
3/22: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre*
3/23: Salt Lake City, UT @ Depot*
3/24: Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest
6/7-6/9: Randall’s Island, NY @ Govenors Ball
6/10: Washington, DC @ 930 Club – *New*
6/13-16: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
7/2: Helsinki, Finland @ The Circus
7/4: Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
7/11-13: Albany, NY @ Camp Bisco
7/13-7/15: Louisville, KY @ Forecastle

# w/Africa Hitech
* w/Dan Deacon

“[Centipede Hz] captures the sound of studio wizards who are once again ready to unleash some sweaty savagery on the live stage.”
– NPR

Animal Collective have unveiled three new live videos preceding their North American tour, which starts later this week. The videos, a collaboration with The Creators Project, feature live performances from the band’s December 2012 Terminal 5 shows complete with psychedelic visual effects and overlays by Abby Portner.

The videos provide an in-depth look at Animal Collective’s live performance as the band prepares to head back out on the road this spring with labelmate Dan Deacon. In addition to previously announced dates, Animal Collective will also be playing an intimate, hometown show at the 930 Club in Washington, DC on June 10th. Pre-sale D.C. tickets can be found here. The band will also be playing a series of festival dates this summer, including stops at Bonnaroo, Govenors Ball, Camp Bisco, and more! Full dates above. For access to tickets and all the latest Animal Collective news, head to http://bit.ly/animaltix. For a chance to win tickets and more visit The Creators Projects blog.

The band and The Creators Project have also relaunched Animal Collective Radio, which last fall counted down to the release of Centipede Hz. The weekly radio shows featured different band members and guests playing mixes, while exploring the creative influences of Centipede Hz. The final live installment premiered the entire album with custom visuals for each track created by Abby. These videos are now available again in full for the first time since the launch at radio.myanimalhome.net.

Abby, who dubs herself the “visual person” for Animal Collective, designed the Animal Collective Radio site and visuals with band’s stage production and live performances in mind. Both the site and stage production feature a giant mouth and Centipede Hz album visuals. You can experience the fully realized prismatic audiovisual experience come full circle for yourself with the release of the three live videos and the relaunch of the Centipede Hz Radio albums visuals. In addition, The Creators Project is giving away two tickets to select shows on Animal Collective’s Cetipede Hz Tour. A limited number of entrants will also receive the 10″ single for Applesauce and a complimentary tour poster. For a chance to win, head over to http://contests.vice.com/animal-collective/.

Earlier in 2012, Animal Collective released their 10th and latest album Centipede Hz. The band’s first record since 2007’s Strawberry Jam to feature all four original band members, Avey Tare, Panda Bear, Geologist and Deakin, Centipede Hz was hailed by critics as a return to the band’s experimental roots.

Fergus & Geronimo – Funky Was the State of Affairs album review

The word “interesting,” ironically, may be the least interesting adjective in the English language. It pretends to make an opinion without really saying anything about the subject. To say something is interesting is to say that it captured your attention and held it for a certain period of time, long enough for you to think with at least a sliver of consideration and, hopefully, to form an opinion, but apparently not a very strong one. Interesting is lukewarm and does not communicate anything terribly precise.

In some cases, however, it can be the best way to describe something, especially if you are unable to gauge the reaction of others to that thing. It was the first word that came to mind upon a first listen of Fergus & Geronimo’s sophomore effort Funky Was the State of Affairs. From start to finish, the record truly is an interesting experience. Equal parts the Hives, Joy Division, Blur and Parliament/Funkadelic, Fergus & Geronimo delivers an insane tour de force of weirdness that seems to have covered enough bases to be enjoyable at times for anybody. The Texas-based duo manages to combine elements of psych-pop, proto-punk and funk, among many other styles and genres, to create an extraordinarily unique LP.

Spliced with spoken word tracks such as the opener “Planet Earth is Pregnant for the 5th Time” and “The Strange One Speaketh,” the ceaseless beats and grinding guitar riffs weave a musical journey which calls to mind DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing….. and the fuzzed-out euphoria of Animal Collective. “Earthling Men” takes cues from the controlled, delayed feedback of Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd, while both parts of “Wiretapping Muzak” owe a tremendous debt to ? and the Mysterians’ “96 Tears.” The driving bass and melodrama of “Drones” hark back to the post-punk Great Britain of Peter Hook in the 1980s, and the closing title track is every bit as fun as many Sly & the Family Stone cuts. The list of bands and artists that this record reminds me of, really, could go on for at least another three hundred words.

All told, Funky Was the State of Affairs is a superbly original release in a world where such an accomplishment is not as easy as it once was. Andrew Savage and Jason Kelly, the duo masterminds of the band, should be proud of this work, even if the spoken word tracks can get weirder than the music. An album like this comes along none too often anymore, yet releases like this, perhaps unfairly, are often overlooked. On Funky Was the State of Affairs, Fergus & Geronimo reflects its influences while creating something entirely new, the failed responsibility of many contemporary musicians. If nothing else, the album is worth a listen. If you’re interested.

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCE US TOUR DATES SHOWS INCLUDE MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION AND PROSPECT PARK

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCE US TOUR DATES SHOWS INCLUDE MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION AND PROSPECT PARK

Following a successful West Coast run, Animal Collective is pleased to announce additional US tour dates. The band will be playing a new set and all four members – Panda Bear, Deakin, Geologist, and Avey Tare – will be touring. In addition to playing the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago and making a return to Prospect Park in Brooklyn, they will be playing Merriweather Post Pavilion, the namesake venue of their critically-acclaimed 2009 full-length.

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE TOUR DATES
Jul 07 Orlando FL – The Beacham Theatre
Jul 08 Alpharetta GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jul 09 Columbia MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jul 12 Brooklyn NY – Prospect Park
Jul 13 Millvale PA – Mr Smalls Theatre
Jul 15 Chicago IL – Pitchfork Music Festival

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE’S ODDSAC DVD RELEASE DATE MOVED TO JULY 27, 2010

The DVD release date for ODDSAC, the Animal Collective visual album, has been pushed back to July 27, 2010.

About ODDSAC

ODDSAC is a feature film collaboration between the band Animal Collective and filmmaker Danny Perez. The film was co-conceived by and stars Animal Collective, whose 2009 album Merriweather Post Pavilion was named album of the year by SPIN, Entertainment Weekly, and Pitchfork, and topped critics end of year lists worldwide. ODDSAC is a dense and surreal layering of audio and visual elements that eschews conventional narrative to create a visceral, immersive experience.

ODDSAC features an original score with new songs from the band and complex digital manipulation by Perez, a debut filmmaker and visual artist known for his concert projections with musicians such as Black Dice and Panda Bear. ODDSAC represents a new synthesis of music and film, a visual album” whose songs will not be released in any other form. ODDSAC is the result of over four years of intense collaboration between Perez and the band. “It was meant to be an open-ended operation of audio-video synthesis, the passing back and forth of visuals and sound so that each would inform the other and create an organic structure,” said Perez.

Director Danny Perez

Visual artist Danny Perezs evolving aesthetic is informed by a mutated sense of rhythm and the relationship between sound and image. He unique visual constructions have screened at galleries and museums worldwide and in conjunction with touring bands like Black Dice. His debut feature ODDSAC is a collaboration with the band Animal Collective and a visionary visual album and their de-facto new album.

Danny was born in Washington, DC and currently resides in Philadelphia. He graduated from NYU in 2002. Danny is currently developing his next feature, which he calls a cross between Bully, Altered States, and Evil Dead.

Animal Collective

Animal Collective is a band originally from Baltimore, Maryland, currently based in Lisbon, DC, NYC and Baltimore. Animal Collective consists of Avey Tare (David Portner), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Deacon, (Josh Dibb), and Geologist (Brian Weitz). Records released under the name Animal Collective may include contributions from any or all of these members; the lineup is not uniform. The band members met in high school and started recording together in various forms of collaboration from a young age. The group also runs the record label Paw Tracks on which they have released their own material as well as that of other artists.

ADDITIONAL U.S. SCREENINGS OF ANIMAL COLLECTIVE’S ODDSAC ANNOUNCED PHILADELPHIA, BALTIMORE, AMHERST, BOSTON, SILVER SPRING MD, CHAPEL HILL, ATLANTA DATES ALL SCREENINGS WILL FEATURE Q&A WITH DIRECTOR DANNY PEREZ AND MEMBERS OF ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ODDSAC DVD SET FOR JUNE 29, 2010 RELEASE

ADDITIONAL U.S. SCREENINGS OF ANIMAL COLLECTIVE’S ODDSAC ANNOUNCED PHILADELPHIA, BALTIMORE, AMHERST, BOSTON, SILVER SPRING MD, CHAPEL HILL, ATLANTA DATES ALL SCREENINGS WILL FEATURE Q&A WITH DIRECTOR DANNY PEREZ AND MEMBERS OF ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ODDSAC DVD SET FOR JUNE 29, 2010 RELEASE

ODDSAC is a feature film collaboration between the band Animal Collective and filmmaker Danny Perez. The film was co-conceived by and stars Animal Collective, whose 2009 album Merriweather Post Pavilion was named album of the year by SPIN, Entertainment Weekly, and Pitchfork, and topped critic s end of year lists worldwide. ODDSAC is a dense and surreal layering of audio and visual elements that eschews conventional narrative to create a visceral, immersive experience.

ODDSAC features an original score with new songs from the band and complex digital manipulation by Perez, a debut filmmaker and visual artist known for his concert projections with musicians such as Black Dice and Panda Bear. ODDSAC represents a new synthesis of music and film, a visual album” whose songs will not be released in any other form. ODDSAC is the result of over four years of intense collaboration between Perez and the band. “It was meant to be an open-ended operation of audio-video synthesis, the passing back and forth of visuals and sound so that each would inform the other and create an organic structure,” said Perez.

Director Danny Perez

Visual artist Danny Perez’s evolving aesthetic is informed by a mutated sense of rhythm and the relationship between sound and image. His unique visual constructions have screened at galleries and museums worldwide and in conjunction with touring bands like Black Dice. His debut feature ODDSAC is a collaboration with the band Animal Collective and a visionary visual album and their de-facto new album.

Danny was born in Washington, DC and currently resides in Philadelphia. He graduated from NYU in 2002. Danny is currently developing his next feature, which he calls a cross between Bully, Altered States, and Evil Dead.

Animal Collective

Animal Collective is a band originally from Baltimore, Maryland, currently based in Lisbon, DC, NYC and Baltimore. Animal Collective consists of Avey Tare (David Portner), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Deacon, (Josh Dibb), and Geologist (Brian Weitz). Records released under the name Animal Collective may include contributions from any or all of these members; the lineup is not uniform. The band members met in high school and started recording together in various forms of collaboration from a young age. The group also runs the record label Paw Tracks on which they have released their own material as well as that of other artists.

ODDSAC SCREENINGS

April 16th
Philadelphia, PA
International House
7pm & 9pm

April 17th
Baltimore, MD
Senator Theatre
$15, 8pm.

April 19th
Amherst, MA
Hampshire College
Details TBA.

April 20th
Boston, MA
Brattle Theatre
$15. 8:30pm & 10:30pm.

April 21th
Silver Spring, MD
AFI Silver Theatre
$15. 8pm & 10pm.

April 23th
Chapel Hill, NC
Varsity Theatre
$15. 7pm & 9pm.

April 26
Atlanta, GA
Plaza Theatre
$15. 7pm & 9pm.

U.S. SCREENINGS OF ANIMAL COLLECTIVE S ODDSAC ANNOUNCED CHICAGO, MINNEAPOLIS, LA, SAN FRANCISCO, PORTLAND, AND SEATTLE DATES ALL SCREENINGS WILL FEATURE Q&A WITH DIRECTOR DANNY PEREZ AND MEMBERS OF ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ODDSAC DVD SET FOR JUNE 29, 2010 RELEASE

U.S. SCREENINGS OF ANIMAL COLLECTIVE S ODDSAC ANNOUNCED CHICAGO, MINNEAPOLIS, LA, SAN FRANCISCO, PORTLAND, AND SEATTLE DATES ALL SCREENINGS WILL FEATURE Q&A WITH DIRECTOR DANNY PEREZ AND MEMBERS OF ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ODDSAC DVD SET FOR JUNE 29, 2010 RELEASE

ODDSAC is a feature film collaboration between the band Animal Collective and filmmaker Danny Perez. The film was co-conceived by and stars Animal Collective, whose 2009 album Merriweather Post Pavilion was named album of the year by SPIN, Entertainment Weekly, and Pitchfork, and topped critic s end of year lists worldwide. ODDSAC is a dense and surreal layering of audio and visual elements that eschews conventional narrative to create a visceral, immersive experience.

ODDSAC features an original score with new songs from the band and complex digital manipulation by Perez, a debut filmmaker and visual artist known for his concert projections with musicians such as Black Dice and Panda Bear. ODDSAC represents a new synthesis of music and film, a visual album” whose songs will not be released in any other form. ODDSAC is the result of over four years of intense collaboration between Perez and the band. “It was meant to be an open-ended operation of audio-video synthesis, the passing back and forth of visuals and sound so that each would inform the other and create an organic structure,” said Perez.

Director Danny Perez

Visual artist Danny Perez s evolving aesthetic is informed by a mutated sense of rhythm and the relationship between sound and image. He unique visual constructions have screened at galleries and museums worldwide and in conjunction with touring bands like Black Dice. His debut feature ODDSAC is a collaboration with the band Animal Collective and a visionary visual album and their de-facto new album.

Danny was born in Washington, DC and currently resides in Philadelphia. He graduated from NYU in 2002. Danny is currently developing his next feature, which he calls a cross between Bully, Altered States, and Evil Dead.

Animal Collective

Animal Collective is a band originally from Baltimore, Maryland, currently based in Lisbon, DC, NYC and Baltimore. Animal Collective consists of Avey Tare (David Portner), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Deacon, (Josh Dibb), and Geologist (Brian Weitz). Records released under the name Animal Collective may include contributions from any or all of these members; the lineup is not uniform. The band members met in high school and started recording together in various forms of collaboration from a young age. The group also runs the record label Paw Tracks on which they have released their own material as well as that of other artists.

ODDSAC SCREENINGS

March 17

Chicago IL, USA

Music Box Theatre

$15. 7pm, 9pm.

March 20

Minneapolis MN, USA

The Cedar

$15. 7pm, 9pm.

March 22

Los Angeles CA, USA

ArcLight Cinerama Dome

$15. 7pm, 9pm.

March 25

San Francisco CA, USA

Sundance Kabuki Cinemas

$15. 6:30pm, 8:30pm.

March 29

Portland OR, USA

Cinema 21

$15. 7pm, 9pm.

March 30

Seattle WA, USA

The Egyptian Theatre

$15. 7pm, 9pm.