Animal Collective maps summer 2011 tour

Seeing how 2009 was an incredibly intense year for Animal Collective with the release of Merriweather Post Pavilion and lots of touring, and the fact that it was followed by an even more intense 2010 filled with more touring and multiple solo projects, the last one just recently released to critically acclaim by Panda Bear, it’s a bit of a wonder how the band can still boost this kind of creative energy. It was actually…

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[UPDATE] Panda Bear new 7″ – ‘Tombay’ b/w ‘Slow Motion’

Panda Bear’s highly anticipated new single “Tomboy” is out tomorrow July 13 via Paw Tracks, as such I’d like to invite you all to preview the 7″ over at amazon, where you can listen to 30 seconds samples of both “Tomboy” as well as its accompanying b-side “Slow Motion”. I know I’m offering pretty little here, but think of it as an appetizer , since I’ll be sure to update this post tomorrow when the…

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Animal Collective is ‘burned out’

After two incredible albums, “Strawberry Jam” and “Merriweather Post Pavilion”, a lot of touring in between and beyond, and even the full length motion picture ODDSAC released at the beginning of this year, it seems Animal Collective has begun to show signs of growing weary. “There was just so much touring for us,” Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox) told BBC 6 Music. “We’re not really road dogs. We were really happy with the record, so…

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Download: Atlas Sound + Panda Bear – ‘Walkabout’

This is maybe one of the best summer jams I’ve heard in ages! Seems like the influence of Noah Lennox (Panda Bear), and both the time Bradford Cox spent with Animal Collective on tour in Europe, played an enormous role on “Walkabout,” this brilliant collective effort. It’s a welcomed departure from Cox’s murky and at times all too personal previous material. Warm and filled with hope, it’s a song that will make the summer a…

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New Atlas Sound album to finally see the light of day

Last year, in August, we had a veritable indie soap-opera on our hands, after Brandon Cox, also known under the moniker of Atlas Sound, had an early version of his latest album “Logos” leaked all over the internet. Some harsh words were thrown out then, and even the thought of giving up on Logos all together was mentioned. Luckily for all of us, he soon relinquished the idea and such Logos has finally been completed,…

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Animal Collective with a new LP in January?

Last year’s Strawberry Jam was definitely yummy! Quite scrumcious, if I may do so say myself. Actually, last year was an awesome one for the AC band members, since they toured a lot, released a very well received album, while Panda Bear also released a solo record of his own, the critically acclaimed Person Pitch. Let’s not forget about the new EP, Water Curses, Animal Collective rolled out back in May ’08. Now, these crazy…

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