Animal Collective | DNO155
Animal Collective return from hibernation with "Peacebone", the kaleidoscopic new single from the band's forthcoming album, Strawberry Jam. Peacebone showcases the next step in the evolution of Animal Collective's sonic freeform electronic-horror-gospel-hip-hop-soul-pop-madness sound. The track is immediate, fun and fantastical; full of sweet and gooey melodic Strawberry Jam. Avey Tare's vocals cut through the mix with live kinetic urgency, and as always with Animal Collective, they throw in enough left turns to keep your ears tongue twisted. The B-Side "Safer" is a nine minute epic jam that has long been a live fan favorite. The track is more journey, than song, taking you on a flying carpet ride through pastel clouds and rainbow colored fireflies. 10" vinyl will be utilized to fit the expansive A & B side combination.
On the 12" and CD version, Peacebone is accompanied by remixes by Pantha Du Prince and Black Dice that transform the track from a menagerie of different sonic perspectives. As amazing as "Peacebone" is, it is but a mere introduction to Strawberry Jam, Animal Collective's 7th studio album. The album was recorded in January of 2007 at The Wavelab in Tucson, Arizona with The Wizard Scott Colburn. The band drove 30 minutes each way, everyday, to and from their rented house. There was much Tecate drinking, barbecues, Javelina sightings and other desert oddities that might have influenced this record - like the day the desert was covered in glistening ice.
For the uninitiated, Animal Collective is a group of four best friends who grew up playing and recording music together in Baltimore County, Maryland. Over the last few years the band has seen its fan base swell due to amazing live shows and hard touring. They get bigger and stronger with each passing album, exploring new musical visions with creative force. The band eschews genres and labels and prefers to be inspired environmentally an "anything can happen" sort of vibe, which they capture with amazing consistency.