About ANIMAL COLLECTIVE:
With Animal Collective's ninth studio album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, it was made clear that they transcended the everyday realities of numbers, locations and people and arrived at a spectacular, unique place. Located in different continents, Avey Tare, Panda Bear, Deakin and Geologist, having operated in their unique way since their inception, and arrived at a point where their inner logic makes perfect sense on the wide screen. Animal Collective are now something of a talismanic force among both their peers and the bands their working methods have influenced. Listening to Merriweather Post Pavilion you'll hear echoes of everything they've recorded to date, especially the mesmeric and melodic repetition of Panda Bear's last solo opus Person Pitch. The whoops and hollers that have previously held together the sublime, chaotic urgency of their earlier work, now signal the calm sense of euphoria and wonder that ripples through this wide eyed record. From the opening echoes and drum roll of "In The Flowers" to the crazy-happy rhythms of the closing "Brother Sport," Merriweather Post Pavilion is, in every sense, a classic album. This record feels like a defining moment for Animal Collective, their generation and these times. Linear, wild and beautiful it's the sound of a band waiting, with arms open wide, to tell you about what they've found. And it's something pretty special.