Animal Collective Will Start Work on a New Album Later This Year
In an interview with Lauren Laverne on her BBC Radio 6 show, Animal Collective’s Noah Lennox revealed that the experimental psych-rock outfit would be heading back into the studio later this year to work on their next album.
“I’ve spent the past five weeks or so furiously trying to crank out stuff, and I’m sure Dave [Portner] is doing the same,” Lennox said (via NME). “I’m sure all of the guys are working on stuff. No concrete plans to go into the studio as of yet, no dates or anything, but I think it’s safe to say that some time this year we’ll record.”
When Animal Collective do release their next album, it will follow their 2012 full-length, Centipede Hz.
Lennox’s visit was in support of Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, his most recent effort under his Panda Bear moniker. His fifth solo LP, the album arrived at the beginning of the year on Domino Records.
The making of Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper was captured in a short documentary that chronicled Lennox’s work with Peter Kember -- otherwise known as Sonic Boom and a member of Spacemen 3 -- in his home of Lisbon. You can watch the complete doc here.