It’s been a few months since Avey Tare occupied our ears with Tangerine Reef, the Animal Collective audio-visual collaboration with avant-garde coral macro-videographers Coral Mophologic. It was a hyper-real underwater odyssey that offered up an otherworldly, magical experience. The artist’s last solo album, Eucalyptus, was released back in 2017 – another dreamlike affair that developed the palette. So,…
Removing themselves of the normal restrictions of content and form Animal Collective have produced something in Tangerine Reef that somehow blurs distinction between inner and outer worlds. This is where reality happens, and it’s wonderfully surreal.
Sorry know themselves. Better than anyone they have analyzed their limits and their strengths. For all the self-reflection there are genuine lessons being learned – this isn’t the usual narcissistic stuff. This is DIY but it’s next-level fried gold.
In a recent interview the members of Franz Ferdinand described a desire to make a record they could imagine people listening to today. Today being the future we always imagined.
Back in December, 2017, we discussed the band, ********, and their track “Kinderpunsch”. That song, a psychedelically-bleached tune that ricocheted around a chamber of urban Christmas imagery was a pretty good sample of what to expect from this full-length album, called “The Drink”.
Ahead of releasing The Drink, ******** have shared “Kinderpunsch”, a track that sits like the first hit of something that’s going to take a toll later in the night.
There’s a meddling kerfuffle going on in the space time continuum. Alien Stadium, come save us! Please. (No, seriously, we need you!)
Hookworms’ new album, Microshift, will be released via Domino Recordings on February 2 2018. And there’s a new video; it’s called “Negative Space”.
A simple piano melody fades in, repeats, and then vocals ripple over top. There is a wash in between, the moment where water begins to cover sand. It’s one of those partly cloudy beach days when senses are just beginning to feel the looming presence of summer. “Sportstar” by (Sandy) Alex G is full of…
The Painters EP again finds nature meeting machine in a joyful union of sound. It’s an excellent extension of the accomplishments made by Animal Collective.