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Animal Collective Cancels Remainder Of North American Tour

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Taking a cue from Morrissey, Animal Collective has elected to cancel a clutch dates from the remainder of their North American tour in March, though their reasons for doing so are a little less overwhelmingly dire than those of the Moz: head Animal Avey Tare has strep throat.

Animal Collective, Sleigh Bells, Girls On Spike Jonze Soundtrack

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Spike Jonze will be releasing the soundtrack to his critically acclaimed short film titled I'm Here. The film about love between two robots co-existing alongside humanity in Los Angeles debuted during Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and it's only now that Jonze will be releasing the soundtrack. Jonze recruited Flea of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nick Zinner of the...

Best New Music Video of the Week: Animal Collective

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Time for our pick of our favorite music video of the week! There are a lot of music videos that come out each week so it’s a good thing we’re here to judge! This week’s pick was chosen for the following… Desire for a summer vacation as good as this looks: 9/10 Think at least once during the video you wish you knew how to surf:...

Watch: Animal Collective's Trailer For ODDSAC

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Watch: Animal Collective's Trailer For ODDSAC
Animal Collective's film with Danny Perez has been one of the most anticipated abstract works of art and the film, ODDSAC, is being revealed tonight at the Sundance Film Festival. It shouldn't surprise you to find out that the the band is paired up with the term "abstract" again if you've seen their videos for "In The Flowers" and "Brothersport." Their music lends...

Animal Collective Music Video: Brothersport

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If you thought the last Animal Collective video was trippy, just wait until you see this one for their track "Brothersport." What starts out as two kids playing on a farm turns into an incredibly hallucinogenic plunge into crazy cartoon animals, neon colors and little monsters. Then when a black light is used to capture painted eggs falling from the sky, you realize the...

Animal Collective Guest Edit New Issue Of Fader

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Animal Collective Guest Edit New Issue Of Fader
Animal Collective are bringing their editorial skills to the new issue of Fader - on newsstands December 15th. The Animal Collective trio of Noah "Panda Bear" Lennox, Dave "Avey Tare" Portner, and Brian "Geologist" Weitz were given free reign to go crazy in putting together the content for Fader's annual NOW issue. The magazines front (right) and back...

Animal Collective Music Video: In The Flowers

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Animal Collective Music Video: In The Flowers
Animal Collective just released their music video for "In The Flowers," a track off of their latest album, Merriweather Post Pavilion. Directed by Avey Tare's sister, Abigail Portner, the video is one trippy swirl of creepy marionettes, artsy contemporary dancers, cracked-out (but cool) drawings and shots of Chinatown. It's an interesting watch to say the least,...

Stream: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (Remix Collection)

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Stream: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (Remix Collection)
Everyone likes a good remix album, but only when it's done right. Parisian band, Phoenix, is one of the lucky ones. We've previously told you of the upcoming remix collection of songs from their latest album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, and now we're excited to tell you that you can stream the entire album right now! Instead of waiting for them to tweet...

Phoenix To Release Wolfgang Amadeus Remix Collection

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As if we couldn't get enough Phoenix as it is, we are now excited to share some great news about them! After Animal Collective did a wicked cover of their song, "Love Like A Sunset," Phoenix is really getting into the idea with an entire album! That's right. There will be an entire collection of songs in the same vein of the Animal Collective cover, and the...

Best Songs and Albums of 2009 to Date

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The results are in! Over at NPR they've conducted an online poll of what listeners have chosen as the "Best Music of 2009 (so far)." This includes the top songs and albums to date, and the list consists of 30 titles for both categories. Some artists who landed a spot include the Silversun Pickups, Animal Collective, Franz Ferdinand, and Mos Def. Find out if...

Weekend Roundup: Michael Jackson, Black Eyed Peas, George Harrison

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While we are still mourning the life of a legend and musical icon, here are some of the stories going around in the music world: Post-humos Michael Jackson is creating a buzz. This time by dominating the UK charts for both albums and singles.  According to NME, he scored the number one album and almost a quarter of entire top 200 single countdown. List of where he lies...

Bonnaroo Day 2

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On the second day (June 12) of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, the rain cleared up, but the brutal sun and humidity took its place as the elements of torture. However, that didn't stop me from braving the Which Stage for the majority of the day to catch some electrifying sets from Gomez, Animal Collective (photos above) and the...

Fans Lured By World-Class Bonnaroo Lineup: Springsteen, Phish, Wilco...

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Bonnaroo 2009 has some of the biggest names in music at the head of its lineup this year, including the reunited Phish, Beastie Boys, Wilco, Snoop Dogg, Nine Inch Nails, Grizzly Bear, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Mars Volta, Animal Collective, Femi Kuti and Bruce Springsteen. "If there was such a thing as a recession-proof lineup this year, this had to be it," said Ashley...

Concert Picks: Bassnectar, Animal Collective, Reality Addiction...

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The majority of the bands for this weekend's picks are so convoluted in style and sound that they just work. It's as if they have the nerve to leave you a little scared and confused and think it's okay - and sure enough, it is. Check them out below, along with the styles of other more traditional bands (but never less complex). Bassnectar | Friday, May 29 | 8:00 pm | $20 | Henry...

Watch Animal Collective Concert on NPR

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Animal Collective is one of my favorite bands. Their new album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, has been on constant rotation for the past few months. Unfortunately, I missed them the last time they played. However, if you're like me and missed the show or you just want to see it again, the entire show has just been posted on NPR website! Animal Collective recently...

Animal Collective Plays "Summertime Clothes" On Letterman

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Animal Collective appropriately played "Summertime Clothes" on Letterman last night just in time for the upcoming season. As you can see Letterman is holding up their latest album, Merriweather Post Pavillion, and he did not miss the chance to insert a joke by saying "Look for it in the wallpaper department of your favorite store." [I Guess I'm Floating] Well, at...

Poll: Old People Review Today's Music - Awesome or Crazy?

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Remember when you were a teenager and you wanted to listen to music you liked in the car, but your parents absolutely vetoed that option? Parents are so uncool. Well, get a load of this! Three elderly residents of Fishtown, Philadelphia have created a show where they review music of today's generation (The Thermals, Joanna Newsom, The Decemberists, Clipse, and more) at a diner called...

NEW MUSIC: New tracks from Animal Collective, Roger O'Donnell

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We've got a ton of new music videos, MP3's and album news to help cap off your Thursday afternoon. With amazing new videos from Roger O'Donnell and Animal Collective and an MP3 of Diplo doing the official remix to Britney Spear's song "Circus" Check it out: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have finally revealed the name of their upcoming the album. In an announcement on their website...

POLL: Which 2009 Album Are You Most Excited For?

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It's a new year and that means it's time for brand new music! Pitchfork has already named Animal Collective's Meriweather Post Pavillion the first great album of 2009. Does this fact make it hop on top of your list? Some are highly anticipated because of the wait (Morrissey), some have been hyped up through serious tours (MSTRKRFT), and some are...

Music review: Animal Collective & Strawberry Jam

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Animal CollectiveStrawberry JamDomino Records2007Apparently, I’m a little late to the Animal Collective boat, but as they say “better late than never.”The New York band has been around since 2000, and they’ve been blowing minds ever since.Imagine the most insane anime you’ve ever seen, imagine that scene from pokemon that was giving all those kids seizures, imagine...