Animal Collective to Record In-Studio Sessions with KEXP, WXPN and KCRW radio!
Born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised on the streets right outside of our studio in downtown Manhattan, Animal Collective has been marching to the beat of their own, um, synthesizer long before the release of their debut album Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished in 2000. The once horror movie-inspired high school cover band has brought psychedelic ambient pop into the 21st century, and boy does the 21st century dig it. Their seventh album Strawberry Jam (2007), recorded intentionally in a desert environment, hit #72 on US Billboards Their 2009 album Merriweather Post Pavillion ranked #13 on the US Billboard, and was named Album of the Year by Pitchfork Media. The crew – composed of members Avery Tare (David Portner), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Deakin (Josh Dibb) and Geologist (Brian Weitz) – is gearing up to release their 10th album Centipede Hz with Domino Records in September of this year, before kicking off their nearly three month international tour across Canada, Europe and the US. But first? Stopping by the studio tomorrow (6/29) for an in studio recording session for broadcast over KEXP, WXPN and KCRW radio.
The album is separate from the event venue (Merriweather Post Pavilion), http://mppavilion.com/