Animal Collective Premiere New Album ‘Centipede Hz’ Live, Listen on Demand Now
Animal Collective premiered their new album, ‘Centipede Hz,’ live last night on Animal Collective Radio with song by songvisuals by Abby Portner.
Stream the full album now on radio myanimalhome.net. Last night’s transmission also featured a DJ mix by band member Geologist. He explains his show as follows:
“My show is actually a version of a mix I made for Ben Allen (‘Centipede Hz’ Producer) before we went into the studio. He asked us for a list of songs that we might reference in terms of sound and vibe so he could understand how we wanted the album to sound. We put together a list of songs that either encompassed the overall sound and vibe, or just had specific things we liked, such as drums sounds, or vocal effects. Rather than just send him each song, I thought it’d be fun to make transitions in between each track and sequence it out into 4 separate continuous hypothetical LP sides, which is what we were thinking for the sequencing of our album. For the final show of AC Radio we thought it’d be cool to play this inspirational mix and the album back to back.”
Animal Collective Radio, a partnership with The Creators Project, has broadcast live over the last four weeks featuring transmissions hosted by band members Panda Bear, Avey Tare, Deakin and Geologist. The transmissions also featured a variety of guest DJs sets including Atlas Sound, Haunted Graffiti, Black Dice, Pantha Du Prince as well as brand new solo music by Panda Bear and Avey Tare. Listen back to all the shows via the band’s archive on MixCloud.
Visit The Creators Project website for an exclusive new video interview with Geologist and detailed Animal Collective Radio information. More interviews with the band will be posted over the next couple of weeks.
Animal Collective’s new album Centipede Hz is out September 4th on CD, 2xLP & Deluxe 2xLP. The limited edition Deluxe 2xLP features a silver foil tip-on gatefold sleeve and a bonus DVD containing high-resolution album audio and live video excerpts from the band’s 2011 show at Celebrate Brooklyn! Prospect Park. Pre-order all formats now on Animal Collective’s webstore.
Watch the kinetic new video for ‘Today’s Supernatural,’ directed by long time collaborator Danny Perez here.
The band will tour N.A. in support of the album this fall, for ticket information visit: http://myanimalhome.net/tickets/
Animal Collective Dates:
09-18 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre *
09-19 Vancouver, BC – Malkin Bowl *
09-20 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom *
09-21 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre *
09-22 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre *
09-23 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl #
09-25 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues *
09-27 Dallas, TX – House of Blues *
09-28 Austin, TX – The Backyard *
09-29 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues *
09-30 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle *
10/02 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion *
10/03 Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts *
10/05 Brooklyn, NY – Williamsburg Park *
* w/ Micachu and the Shapes
# w/ Flying Lotus, Huun Huur Tu