Monday, May 18, 2009


(Animal Collective live at The Bowery Ballroom. Photo by Ryan Muir)

About five years ago, I saw Animal Collective open for Black Dice at The Knitting Factory. Most people came to see Animal Collective, and by the time Black Dice had started their ridiculously loud sonic assault, there were ashamedly the same amount of people at the venue to see a ridiculous local act, such as one HERE for example. After seeing Animal Collective, never in a hundred years would I have imagined their success today. Interestingly following their widely heralded "Merriweather Post Pavilion", a limited edition release of live songs titled "Animal Crack Box" has been abuzz in a 3xLP format. You can see Pitchfork's review HERE. Check out an older track from "Sung Tongs" and one from "Animal Crack Box" below.

"Kids On Holiday" by Animal Collective

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"Hey Light" by Animal Collective

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Animal Collective music is available on iTunes.

CLICK HERE for front page and full list of track postings.

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