Animal Collective

Tracks of the Week 20.02.16

Tim Hecker – ‘Castrati Stack’ * * * Japanese Breakfast – ‘Everybody Wants To Love You’ * * * J Dilla – ‘The Introduction’ * * * Emel Mathlouthi – ‘Ensen Dhaif’ * * * Jean-Michel Blais – ‘Nostos’ (feat. BUFFLO) * * * Young Thug – ‘Worth It’ * * * G.L.O.S.S. – ‘Give Violence A Chance’ * *…

Daily Visual 30.11.15: Animal Collective Unveil Painting With

Today Animal Collective announced Painting With, their new album which is set to arrive on 19 February. Painting With will be the group’s tenth studio release, and their fourteenth album in total including their three live records and the ODDSAC visual project. It will come as the follow-up to Centipede Hz, the group’s previous record, which was released in 2012. The tracklist reads: 1. FloriDada 2….

Cultureteca 22.11.15

This week on Cultureteca, a new fragrance inspired by Andy Kaufman’s 1979 performance at Carnegie Hall, and some thoughts on the art of the irrepressible song-and-dance man; the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part Two; Grand Theft Auto V played on a motion simulator; and a new shoe by the vegan company Keep and Deakin of Animal Collective….

Behind the Song: Animal Collective – ‘Summertime Clothes’

Animal Collective’s eighth studio album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, was released in January 2009. The album had been recorded over the course of one month the previous February, at Sweet Tea Recording Studio, the 24-track studio with a large control room in Oxford, Mississippi. For the record the band sought out producer Ben Allen, desiring his low-end expertise, and valuing both his…

Laurel Halo: Behind the Green Door, and the Conflicts of Live Performance

Laurel Halo: Behind the Green Door, and the Conflicts of Live Performance

Laurel Halo is seeking to make the live performance of music and the music recording process connect. After a string of EPs which initially saw her categorised as part of a lo-fi synth movement, released first over the internet, then via Hippos in Tanks – an L.A. based record label which has worked with artists including Gatekeeper, Nguzunguzu, and d’Eon…