Tuesday, November 08, 2005


THE BAND: Brooklyn's Animal Collective started when "...core members Avey Tare and Panda Bear came together in 2000 with the intention of moving pop music in a direction that would place heavy emphasis on sonic experience. Soon after this, they began operating as Animal Collective, an umbrella name now used for a grouping of four people: Avey Tare, Panda Bear, Geologist and Deaken, who play together under different names and in different configurations (anything between 1 to 4 people)." (from their label, Fat Cat UK)

THE SOUND: It is hard to describe the sound of Animal Collective. Imagine the Muppets matured, smoked a lot of hasish and dropped a lot of acid, went to Ibiza to study music, then off on a mind trip to visit the boys from Radiohead with some rabbits and sprites...or something like that. The music is organic, loose and improvised, yet seems to have form with hooks and beats. Good description from their label "...beautifully skewed pop ballads to fiercely ruptured noise-squalls to tribal rhythmic work-outs to simple folk songs, to who knows where; from fully orchestrated group freak-outs to a the intimacy of an acoustic duo." BUY their latest release, Feels

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