Tag: Baltimore music
David Koslowski, 45, and his Liquor Bike band mates don’t practice for a gig the way they did 20 years ago.
Friday night’s going to be a wild one. It’ll kick off at the Current Space Lot and end at some ungodly hour in the Floristree.
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.