For its most recent release, the psychedelic pop group Animal Collective, a band with Baltimore roots, put out its second audiovisual album, “Tangerine Reef.” The work pairs original music by the band (the Panda Bear-less lineup of Dave Portner, aka Avey Tare; Josh Dibb, aka Deakin; and Brian Weitz, aka Geologist) with images of coral reefs filmed underwater by Coral Morphologic.
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After playing their acclaimed outsider folk album “Sung Tongs” to mark the 21st anniversary of the music site Pitchfork, Animal Collective members Dave Portner and Noah Lennox are taking the show on the road.
Rock band Animal Collective’s move to debut a new album over BWI’s airport loudspeakers on one of the busiest travel days of the year seemed like a glorious accident when it was discovered by music writers. But like most good pranks, it involved months of sitting around and talking about it.
Since Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009), Animal Collective has played hard-to-get with their fans, offering only two reissues and a handful of tracks on their Fall Be Kind EP (2009). But the past couple of weeks have seen a lot of action from the group. First there was the two-side single Honeycomb and Gotham, which hit the internet on May 6. Then a week later, the Brooklyn-via-Baltimore based band announced a new album, Centipede Hz (“Hz” pronounced “Hertz”), due out on September 4.
Check out the teaser here:
The album was recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Texas, but much of the actual composition took place near Baltimore, in a barn on Josh Dibb (stage name Deakin)’s property. In interviews, Dave Portner (Avey Tare) describes the album as a return to Animal Collective’s “garage band roots.” It’s a move away from Merriweather’s terrestrial, aural moods, focusing more on the live performance – less sampling, and a higher, rawer energy on many of the tracks.