Get the inspiration gospel with the delightful Animal Collective! An intimate chit chat about their most influential tracks.
Started as a group of high school friends making music in Baltimore, _(artist-name)Animal Collective_ has turned into one of the pivotal bands of this day and age. Looking through their back catalogue it seems that they first had to move through the colourful kaleidoscope of psychedelic music to refine their very own vision of mind-bending songs and sounds. Through psych folk, noise rock, ambient pop and glacial drone sounds, their early works contain the roots of many a tangent _(artist-name)Avey Tare_, _(artist-name)Panda Bear_, _(artist-name)Deakin_ and _(artist-name)Geologist_ would later take off on, both as a group, in their solo work, and with their Paw Tracks label that was a first home for artists like _(artist-name)Ariel Pink_. They also show a group of friends transcending the notions of how a band works (and what instruments should be involved). And then, somewhere between 2004’s _(album-title)Sung Tongs_ and and 2007’s _(album-title)Strawberry Jam_ all of these pieces fell together to emerge as a form of pop music that appears like a present day version of past transmissions like _(album-title)Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band_ or _(album-title)Pet Sounds_: Bent minds extracting sheer beauty out of the technology available, turning the everyday static of noise and music into a thing of beauty. And just two years later, all of this culminated in _(album-title)Merriweather Post Pavillion_, taking what was still a bunch of friends from high school to headlining festival slots, intricate stage design - and even more psychedelic bliss.