Animal Collective – “Honeycomb” & “Gotham”

After spending three years watching acoustic covers of “My Girls” on loop, Animal Collective have returned to a more joyfully beguiling sound.

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- May 7, 2012

Like twin alien suns rising over our planet and bathing us in a soothing psychedelic glow, two new Animal Collective tracks “Honeycomb” and “Gotham” have premiered to welcome surprise and conflicting explanations about their intent and what they could mean for our future.

Fellas, are you attending university this fall? Looking to reinvent yourself in a new city with new people, but don’t know how to escape the endless loop of top 40 purgatory that’s infested your iTunes? The first thing you’re gonna want to do is buy some distressed jeans, polarized glasses and paint splattered vests. Then, study the broken spring rhythms on “Honeycomb,” which will teach you the perfect walking tempo for walking in the quad. And imagine how much more memorable your frosh week hookup will be if you serenade your date with the phantom heartstring-tugging melodies of “Gotham,” instead of the twenty song Dave Matthews playlist you had labeled in your iTunes as “;)”? By reading week, you’ll be regarded with a combination of fear and awe, like the guy everyone thinks is kind of a dealer because he only sells to his friends.

“Honeycomb” & “Gotham”

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