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Jun 06, 2017

Animal Collective member Avey Tare (aka David Michael Portner) has officially announced his new album, Eucalyptus, after recently teasing it via jigsaw puzzles sent to fans. Eucalyptus is due out July 21 via Domino. More

Feb 16, 2017

Animal Collective are releasing a new EP, The Painters EP, tomorrow. Previously they shared the EP's opening track, "Kinda Bonkers." Now here's their studio cover of Martha & the Vandellas' "Jimmy Mack" (which was a Top 10 hit in 1967 and which Animal Collective have been playing live of late). More

Animal Collective Announce “The Painters EP,” Share New Song “Kinda Bonkers”

The Painters EP Due Out This Friday, February 17, via Domino

Feb 13, 2017

Animal Collective have announced a new EP, The Painters EP, and shared its opening track, "Kinda Bonkers." The EP is out this Friday, February 17, and includes three tracks recorded during the sessions for their last album, 2016's Painting With, as well as a studio cover of Martha & the Vandellas' "Jimmy Mack" (which they have been playing live of late). More

Animal Collective Announce 2017 Tour Dates

May Dates Go on Sale This Friday

Dec 12, 2016

Animal Collective have announced some 2017 North American tour dates. The dates go down next May and cover the East Coast. They go on sale this Friday at 10 AM EST, with a presale tomorrow at 10 AM EST. More

Animal Collective Share Previously Unreleased Song from 2010 - “Mountain Game”

Originally Recorded for the Video Game Red Dead Redemption

Nov 17, 2016

Animal Collective have shared a previously unreleased song, "Mountain Game," that they originally recorded in 2010 for inclusion in the hit western video game Red Dead RedemptionMore

Nov 08, 2016

Animal Collective have issued a statement on their Instagram account that encourages their American fans to vote for Hillary Clinton in today's presidential election and discourages them from voting third party or not voting at all.  More

Listen: M83 - “Go! (Animal Collective / Deakin Remix)”

Junk Out Now via Mute, "Go!" Single Out December 16

Sep 15, 2016

M83 (aka Anthony Gonzalez and collaborators) released their new album, Junk, in April via Mute. Now they have shared a remix of the fantastic single "Go!" by Deakin of Animal Collective. As you might expect, Deakin strips back the pop elements and ups the weirdness. Listen below, followed by M83's upcoming tour dates. More

May 24, 2016

Bob Dylan turns 75 today and Animal Collective have a present for him. In honor Dylan's big day Animal Collective's Geologist and Deakin have remixed Dylan's "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right," a song he wrote and recorded in 1962 and was released in 1963 as a single and on the classic album The Freewheelin' Bob DylanMore

May 13, 2016

Animal Collective released their latest album, Painting With, back in February via Domino. Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform the album's first single, "FloriDada."  More

May 09, 2016

Animal Collective released their latest album, Painting With, back in February via Domino. Now the band has released the full audio of two recent concerts (in Los Angeles and Manchester, England) to their Bandcamp page. It's a pay-what-you-want deal, with all proceeds going to Progress NC who are working to combat North Carolina's discriminatory anti-LGBTQ HB2 bill, which puts into law that transgender people have to use the public restroom of the gender on their birth certificate, rather than the gender they now identify themselves as.

Apr 06, 2016

Animal Collective member Josh Dibb (aka Deakin) will be releasing first solo album Sleep Cycle Friday and has shared the video for his song "Just Am." More

Listen: Animal Collective - “Hounds of Bairro”

Painting WIth Out Now via Domino

Apr 04, 2016

Animal Collective released a a special 7 inch record with their tenth stueio album Painting With called Gnip Gnop / Hounds of Bairro. Today they shared "Hounds of Bairro." More

Mar 21, 2016

Today Animal Collective announced their own festival in Big Sur and have extended their tour through November. More

Feb 15, 2016

Animal Collective are releasing their new album, Painting With, this Friday (February 19) via Domino. Now the band has shared another song from it, "Golden Gal," via its video. The song samples an episode of the classic 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls at the beginning and the video is animated. Watch it below. More

Animal Collective Share Non-App Stream of “Lying in the Grass”

Painting With Due Out February 19 via Domino

Feb 01, 2016

Animal Collective are releasing their new album, Painting With, on February 19 via Domino. Last week the band launched a free iOS app also called Paining With, which included the first listen to a track from the new album, "Lying in the Grass." Now the song has been posted to YouTube for all to hear and you can listen below. More

Jan 28, 2016

Animal Collective are releasing their new album, Painting With, on February 19 via Domino. Previously they shared the album's first single, "FloriDada," and its trippy video. Now the band has launched a free iOS app also called Paining With, which includes the first listen to a track from the new album, "Lying in the Grass." More

Watch: Animal Collective – “FloriDada” Video

Painting With Due Out February 19 via Domino

Jan 08, 2016

Animal Collective are releasing their new album, Painting With, on February 19 via Domino. Previously they shared the album's first single, "FloriDada," and now the track has a trippy video. PFFR directed the clip (they are known for their work with Adult Swim). The animated video shows a couple making love, the planets of the solar system colliding, and the birth of a baby, among other things. Be aware, the video has an epilepsy warning. More

Animal Collective Announce 2016 U.S. and European Tour Dates

Painting With Due Out February 19, 2016 via Domino

Dec 07, 2015

Animal Collective are releasing a new album, Painting With, on February 19, 2016 via Domino. Previously they have shared the album's first single, "FloriDada." Now the band has announced a slew of 2016 tour dates that stretch from February to May and include dates in the U.S. and Europe. All the dates are below. More

Animal Collective Announces New Album, Shares “FloriDada”

Painting With Due Out February 19, 2016 via Domino

Nov 30, 2015

Animal Collective have announced a new album and shared its first single. Painting With is due out February 19, 2016 via Domino. Below you can stream the album's first single, "FloriDada." John Cale and Colin Stetson guest on the album. More

Animal Collective Shares 2004 Live Recording in Honor of 10th Anniversary of “Feels”

Recorded in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on November 18, 2004

Oct 15, 2015

Animal Collective recently released a new live album, Live at 9:30, their first to feature a single show. It was recorded at their June 12, 2013 show at the 9:30 venue in Washington DC. Now the Baltimore-formed band has shared another live recording and this one is a free download. More

Sep 01, 2015

Animal Collective have announced and released a new live album, their first to feature a single show. Live at 9:30 was recorded at their June 12, 2013 show at the 9:30 venue in Washington DC.  More

Animal Collective Release Bonnaroo Live EP

Spotify Sessions Available Now

Feb 11, 2014

Next week this year's Bonnaroo Festival will announce its official line-up of artists. Perhaps to serve a friendly reminder of just how fun the event can be, Animal Collective have released a new digital EP capturing select songs from their performance at last year's festival. More

Feb 10, 2014

Taking some time from his duties with Animal Collective, Avey Tare has announced the formation of a new side-band called Slasher Flicks. More

Dec 17, 2013

To help kickstart the creative process of working on their first record since their 2004 reunion album Everybody Loves A Happy Ending, new wave veterans Tears for Fears began recording a number of covers from some of their favorite contemporary artists. More

Artists Submit Original Artwork for Fundraiser

Include Works by St. Vincent, Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, and More

Dec 02, 2013

Taking an approach to fundraising that other radio outlets could certainly learn from, Australian station FBi Radio has launched an unique call for monetary support by launching "Brush With Fame," a special auction of drawings, sketches, and doodles by some of the industry's leading musical talent. More

Aug 05, 2013

Almost a year since the release of their most recent album Centipede HzAnimal Collective have premiered a new music video for their latest single "Monkey Riches." More

Animal Collective Postpone More Tour Dates

Citing Continued Illness as the Reason

Jul 11, 2013

Animal Collective has postponed all July tour dates, including festival appearances, due to illness. This comes after several shows in March were postponed and rescheduled due to Avey Tare's case of strep throat. More

Apr 24, 2013

Over the past several weeks in the lead-up to their much-anticipated new album Random Access MemoriesDaft Punk have been airing a series of testimonal videos featuring the collaborators and contributors that joined them in making the record. More

Apr 23, 2013

Animal Collective have announced that they will release a new remix EP titled Monkey Been To Burn TownMore

Animal Collective Postpone Tour

Avey Tare Suffering From Strep Throat

Mar 18, 2013

After cancelling a number of shows last week, Animal Collective have decided to pull the plug on their remaining North American tour this March. More

Mar 11, 2013

Over the weekend Animal Collective were forced to cancel a show in Toronto to due "sudden illness." More

Watch: Animal Collective Perform Terminal 5

Presented by The Creator's Project

Mar 05, 2013

Preceding their upcoming tour through North America with Dan Deacon, Animal Collective have unveiled a series of videos capturing the band during their performance at New York's Terminal 5 in December of last year. More

Jan 29, 2013

Animal Collective have come forth this morning and premiered a technicolor music video for their Centipede Hz track "Applesauce." More

Animal Collective Announce Tour with Dan Deacon

North American Trek Takes Place This March

Jan 14, 2013

Animal Collective have announced that they will hit the road alongside fellow experimentalist Dan Deacon for a series of North American shows this spring. More

Dec 06, 2012

Celebrating the fifth anniversary of its "Get Weird" concert series, The New Museum in New York City has released a 15-track compilation of performances that have taken place in the past five years. More

Nov 06, 2012

Current Under the Radar cover stars Animal Collective have announced that they will return New York for a pair of performances after being forced to postpone their initial show back in October at Williamsburg Park. More

Under the Radar Announces Fall Issue Featuring Animal Collective on the Cover

Plus Interviews with: Paul Banks, Bat For Lashes, Divine Fits, Flying Lotus, Benjamin Gibbard, How to Dress Well, Menomena, Tame Impala, and More

Nov 02, 2012

Under the Radar’s fall issue is out now. It features Animal Collective on the cover as well as interviews with Paul BanksBat For LashesCommunity’s Jim RashDivine FitsFlying LotusBenjamin Gibbard, How to Dress Well, Menomena, Tame ImpalaTaken By Trees, and Ultraísta, among others. More

Animal Collective Cancel New York Show

Tonight's Gig is a No-Go

Oct 05, 2012

Bad news for all you New York-based Animal Collective fans hoping to catch the band play tonight. More

Oct 05, 2012

Following their recent appearance on Conan, Baltimore weirdos Animal Collective made a trip to New York where they performed the track "Rosie Oh" from their new album Centipede Hz. More

Animal Collective Announce “Applesauce” Single

Featuring Non-Album Track "Crimson"

Sep 24, 2012

Animal Collective have announced that they will release their Centipede Hz track "Applesauce" as a single on Nov. 11. More

Sep 11, 2012

With so much of their new album Centipede Hz indebted to the world of radio, it's little surprise that Animal Collective would be making some special appearances on some of the more indie-friendly stations across the country. More

Sep 07, 2012

After taking part in a pair of video interviews delving into the making of their new album Centipede Hz and their limited-run radio program, Baltimore's Animal Collective continued to hand out insightful digressions into their creative process when Panda Bear (Noah Lennox) and Deakin (Josh Dibb) recently sat down with Red Bull Music Academy Radio as part of the station’s Fireside Chat discussion series. More

Watch: Animal Collective Discuss Inspirations in Video Interview

Explain Influence of Radio on Centipede Hz

Aug 31, 2012

Following a video interview with Animal Collective's Geologist (Brian Weitz), the Creator's Project has posted a brand new on-camera piece featuring all four members of the band as they discuss certain aspects of their new album Centipede Hz. More

Aug 27, 2012

Next week Cat Power will return with Sun, her first album of original material since her 2006 effort The Greatest. More

Aug 20, 2012

Last night Animal Collective aired the last episode of their online radio program, streaming the entirety of their new album Centipede Hz. More

Aug 17, 2012

Just a few days left until they broadcast their new album Centipede Hz in full on their radio program, Baltimore-based musical weirdos Animal Collective have premiered an appropriately odd music video for their track "Today's Supernatural." More

Aug 13, 2012

Last night, Animal Collective aired the latest episode of their limited-run radio program. More

Jul 30, 2012

With band member Panda Bear serving as its launch host, Animal Collective premiered their limited run radio show last night and debuted "Today's Supernatural," the first single from their forthcoming new album Centipede Hz. More

Animal Collective Launch Radio Program

Sunday Nights Starting July 30

Jul 27, 2012

In the lead-up to their forthcoming new album Centipede HzAnimal Collective have announced their own weekly radio show, aptly titled Animal Collective Radio. More

Animal Collective Reveal Cover Art To New LP

Centipede Hz Out This September

Jun 20, 2012

A little strange and exactly what you'd expect, the cover art for Animal Collective's forthcoming new album Centipede Hz has been revealed this morning. More

Animal Collective Announce Tour

Live Performances Start This September

Jun 11, 2012

Recently announcing the release of their forthcoming new album Centipede HzAnimal Collective have revealed they will embark on a coinciding tour starting this September. More

Listen: Two New Animal Collective Jams

Digital 7" Out Tomorrow

May 07, 2012

There’s new music on the way from Animal Collective. We have a stream the recently announced release.  More

Listen: Animal Collective’s “Transverse Temporal Gyrus”

Guggenheim Museum Performance Now Streaming

Apr 23, 2012

Back in March of 2010 Animal Collective played a special concert performance at New York City's Guggenheim Museum. More

Animal Collective To Release 12’’ Record Store Day Exclusive

Featuring Performance From Guggenheim Museum

Mar 12, 2012

Animal Collective have announced that they will be releasing a limited edition 12'' on Record Store Day, April 21. More

Panda Bear Announces Tomboy Box Set

Tomboy Deluxe Edition Due October 31

Jul 26, 2011

Panda Bear has announced that April release Tomboy will be re-released as a deluxe edition box set October 31 via Paw Tracks. More

Animal Collective Announce Summer U.S. Tour Dates

Including Prophetic Amphitheatre Gig at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Apr 19, 2011

Animal Collective have announced a summer U.S. tour, including a date at their 2009 album's namesake Merriweather Post Pavilion. We have the details. More

Animal Collective Test Out New Songs Onstage

Band Performed Raw Material Last Night

Apr 11, 2011

Last night at the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, Calif. the band performed a large amount of new, raw material. We have the live footage. More

Mar 04, 2011

Pitchfork has announced the initial lineup of its 2011 Music Festival. More

Jan 21, 2011

Animal Collective announces additional tour dates.  More

Bands Added to 2011 Primavera Fest Lineup

The Flaming Lips, Belle and Sebastian Among Acts Announced.

Nov 15, 2010

Primavera promoters have announced today a slew of buzz-worthy acts joining Pulp for the epic five-day fest, which runs from May 25th through the 29th in Barcelona, Spain.  More

Animal Collective to Curate All Tomorrow’s Parties

May 13th-15th at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead

Oct 27, 2010

For the next installment of the artist-directed festival, All Tomorrow’s PartiesAnimal Collective has been tapped to act as curators. We have their picks so far.  More

Animal Collective Release “Bluish” Music Video

Merriweather Post Pavilion = The Gift That Keeps Giving

Sep 22, 2010

Merriweather Post Pavilion is the gift that keeps giving. A year and change after Animal Collective dropped the disc comes "Bluish", a video whose visuals match the trippy, Beach Boys from outer space tune. More

Animal Collective’s Avey Tare Set to Release Debut Solo LP

Spooky Sounding Album Due October 26, Just in Time for Halloween

Aug 02, 2010

Not resting on the laurels of his band's acclaimed 2009 LP Merriweather Post Pavillion, Animal Collective co-frontman Avey Tare is set to release his debut LP Down There October 26 on Paw Tracks. We have the details. More

Animal Collective Critique YouTube Videos for Guggenheim Museum

Jury Includes Laurie Anderson, Darren Aronofsky, Ryan McGinley, and Takashi Murakami.

Jul 23, 2010

This will probably win the award for the strangest news of the day. The Guggenheim Museum asked members of Animal Collective to serve as jury members who select participants for this year's YouTube Play, an exhibition of video art at the famous New York institution this fall. More

Mar 09, 2010

The brainchild of an intense 4-year collaboration between Animal Collective and Director Danny Perez, ODDSAC will be screened throughout the U.S. From Chicago to Seattle the screenings will host a Q&A with the director and members of the band. Created and centered on Animal Collective, ODDSAC is a marriage of music and film and features original scores and new songs that will not be released in any other form. The director Danny Perez is a visual artist best known for his concert projections with such musicians as Black Dice and Animal Collective member Panda Bear. The DVD is due to be released June 29, 2010. More

Jan 26, 2010

Animal Collective's and director Danny Perez's crazy film experiment ODDSAC premieres at the Sundance Film Festival tonight. For those that can't attend (most of us), the band just released this 30-second teaser trailer. More

Watch Animal Collective’s Hallucinogenic “In the Flowers” Video

Directed by Abigail Portner, sister of Dave "Avey Tare" Portner

Nov 13, 2009

Watch the transfixing new music video for Animal Collective's "In the Flowers," over at the band's website. The leadoff Merriweather Post Pavilion song is accompanied visually by spooky animation, marionette dancers, song lyrics, and plenty of flowers. It was directed by Abigail Portner, sister of Dave "Avey Tare" Portner. More

Animal Collective Oppose Seal Hunting in PETA Ad

"I scuba dive, so I like marine animals a lot." - Brian Weitz ("Geologist")

Oct 20, 2009

Animal Collective's EP Fall Be Kind is dropping November 9th, six days before the start of the Canadian seal hunting season. In response, People for the Ethical Treatment of  Animals (PETA) has recruited the band to oppose the tradition of slaughter in the video ad below. Avey Tare, Panda Bear, and Geologist have some tough words for Canadian hunters in the 1:23 minute video. More

Animal Collective to Release “Brothersport” Single

Out November 8th on Domino Records

Oct 08, 2009

The word is still out on that inscrutable Fall Be Kind release we reported about yesterday, but on November 8th, we will certainly be hearing a new single from the Animal Collective camp. More

New Animal Collective Record In December?

Amazon Says Fall Be Kind Will Drop December 8th

Oct 08, 2009

This is strictly rumor at this point, but Animal Collective just might finish off a banner year with yet another new release. More

Animal Collective Set to Reissue Campfire Songs

2003 Third LP Comes Out January 26th

Oct 07, 2009

Animal Collective dwell in a very different sonic landscape than the one they occupied in 2003. It's crazy to think these guys were once tagged as "freak folk." That year they were following up their promising 2000 debut, Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished and 2001's dance/electronica sophomore release, Danse Manatee with the five-track suite, Campfire Songs. More

Check Out Photos of Lollapalooza Day Two

Photos of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lykke Li, Chairlift, Diplo, Santigold, and Animal Collective

Aug 09, 2009

Lollapalooza continued yesterday in Chicago and we sent photographer Andrew Reed Weller down to capture the day two action. Check out his photos of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lykke Li, Diplo, Santigold, Chairlift, and Animal Collective. Click here for the full gallery of Saturday's photos. More

Warp X Set To Release All Tomorrow’s Parties Documentary September 23rd

Featuring Belle and Sebastian, Portishead, Sonic Youth, Animal Collective, and More!

Jun 16, 2009

If that Warp Records box set wasn't enough, the label's sister company Warp X has something else to offer music fans. The independent Sheffield film production company is preparing for the release of their fourth film, the DIY concert documentary entitled All Tomorrow's Parties. All Tomorrow's Parties puts a lens on the cult music festival of the same name on September 23rd.  More



Reviews

Painting With

Painting With

Domino

Mar 31, 2016

Animal Collective's career is a strange one. There was a time in the very recent past that a new album would have sent a section of the Internetand I dare say it's a section that would have crossed over heavily with Under the Radar's readershipinto a froth of excitement.  More

Live at 9:30

Live at 9:30

Domino

Oct 01, 2015

There are few more exhilarating experiences in music than Animal Collective live and in full flight. But anyone who's seen the Baltimore ensemble at their most disorientating will know their aural mastery is never a given. Fortunately Live at 9:30a renowned Washington, DC venuesits at the more pleasurable end of the spectrum, despite being recorded after the release of the impenetrable psych muddle that was Centipede Hz. More

Centipede Hz

Centipede Hz

Domino

Sep 04, 2012

The follow-up to Merriweather Post PavilionCentipede Hz, is something of a visceral, dark yin to Merriweather’s lithe, DayGlo yang, with martial drumming, more conventionally structured melodies, and the feeling that the band had the time of their lives bashing out these tunes in their practice space. More

Coachella 2011 Day Two Report – Arcade Fire, Suede, Mumford & Sons, and Elbow

Apr 18, 2011

Day two of Coachella 2011 offered few surprises, but plenty of solid sets, including two British bands—one reunited '90s legends back for another try, and the other a star-making main stage performance from a band still on their debut album. More

Fall Be Kind EP

Fall Be Kind EP

Domino

Jan 25, 2010

What an incredible year for Animal Collective! First they release their monumental Merriweather Post Pavilion to near universal critical acclaim. It charts in the Billboard Top 20, a feat nearly unimaginable 10 years ago when the band began releasing albums. More

All Tomorrow’s Parties NYC 2009 Day 2, Kutshers Country Club, Monticello, NY

September 12th, 2009

Sep 22, 2009

Kurt Cobain once remarked caustically that he would only wear a tie-dyed t-shirt if it were made with "the urine of Phil Collins and the blood of Jerry Garcia." Perhaps he was rolling over in his grave when Sufjan Stevens and his band opened the main stage of ATP day 2 decked out in oversized tie-dyes. Delivering a set comprised of 2004's Seven Swans from start to finish, Stevens announced that, "this is a set for your hangovers." More

Lollapalooza 2009 Day Two Report

August 8th, 2009

Aug 09, 2009

A report from day two of Lollapalooza 2009, including Los Campesinos!, Chairlift, Glasvegas, TV on the Radio, Animal Collective, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. More