The inaugural edition of the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit is set to run from Oct. 25-27 in the heart of downtown Asheville, N.C., bringing a wealth of live music to venues including the U.S. Cellular Center, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium and the Orange Peel. The fest features Nine Inch Nails, Animal Collective and the newly reunited Neutral Milk Hotel, plus many more.
Animal Collective are readying the release of ‘Monkey Been to Burn Town,’ a remix EP featuring reworked versions of tunes from their 2012 full-length ‘Centipede Hz.’ They’ve also added a bunch of dates to their upcoming summer tour with Dan Deacon, including a newly announced show in Portland, Maine, on July 11.
After canceling a few dates on their current tour last week, Animal Collective have postponed the remaining dates on their North American jaunt because of illness. So if you had tickets for any of the seven shows still on the schedule -- we're looking at you, Minneapolis, St. Louis and Denver -- you're out of luck for now.
Animal Collective's new 'Applesauce' video "is intended to be viewed in complete darkness for maximum effect," reads a press release from the band -- and doing so actually creates a pretty stunning visual effect worth checking out. On the other hand, watching the clip in the plain daylight is pretty damn unimpressive, to be completely honest.
Polychromatic monster puppet hauls ass on a dune buggy: That’s the takeaway image from the video for ‘Today’s Supernatural,’ the lead single from ‘Centipede Hz,’ Animal Collective’s ninth album. The song, the video, the album and its cover all show how very serious the band is about being very silly. As these trends suggest, ‘Centipede Hz’ is an awesome entry into their bountiful and bizarre canon.
Danny Perez has directed some truly bizarre videos in the recent past -- Animal Collective's 'Summertime Clothes,' Kurt Vile's 'Freaktrain' and Blood on the Wall's 'Reunite on Ice' immediately come to mind -- but it's his latest, a clip for Animal Collective's new 'Centipede Hz' single, 'Today's Supernatural,' that takes the cake.