New Animal Collective album on NPR

New Animal Collective album on NPR


NPR is streaming the new Animal Collective album this week ahead of its official release next week.

At times, Centipede Hz seems almost deliberately alienating, as if Avey Tare, Panda Bear and their collaborators felt the need to tone down commercial and artistic expectations — say, back to a level someplace beneath “reinventing music as we know it.” But, more to the point, the album captures the sound of studio wizards who are once again ready to unleash some sweaty savagery on the live stage.

Must listen stuff. I’m probably going to buy the Deluxe vinyl of this bad boy…