Friday, January 9, 2009

Merriweather Post Pavillion

Animal Collective - My Girls

On January 20th Animal Collective will release there new album Merriweather Post Pavillion. To say there's a bit of a buzz building around this release is putting it mildly. With a 9.6 review over at Pitchfork and Stereogum hailing it as a masterstroke, bloggers and critics alike are working themselves into a lather with excitement over an album that won't see the light of day for two more weeks. Animal Collective are a band that have lived up to there hype in the past and judging by My Girls, the track streaming over at there Myspace page they're poised to do it again and quite possible exceed all expectations.

The vinyl enthusiasts will get first crack at hearing the new album as it was released this past week in limited quantity. When I stopped by local Newbury Comics they had not received any copies of the album. I guess that's the price I pay for living in the sticks.

Here's the run down from the bands label,Domino Animal Collective’s 9th full length album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, will be released early on deluxe 2xLP 180 gram gatefold vinyl with full album download (WAV or MP3) January 6th, 2009 in North America. The CD & digital release date will remain January 20th (Jan. 12 UK/Europe).


Nick said...

I've never gotten all the hype surrounding these guys. They do have a ton of interesting ideas, but I find most of their songs tedious and not all that enjoyable to listen to -- and I listen to a lot of very weird, experimental stuff.

This new song, though, is really cool - maybe I'll give 'em another try when the album comes out. I had a similar experience w/ TV on the Radio. I couldn't get into the first two albums (aside from the amazing "Staring at the Sun"), but the third one was the charm.

Evil Speakers said...

Thanks for writing Nick.
I agree with you, I was a casual fan of the last two TVOTR albums but Dear Science is an amazing record.
I think the new AC album might just do the trick.