Last night on the final episode of their weekly radio show, Animal Collective played an early mix of their album that band member Geologist made to help convey the sound and vibe they wanted to their producer. Following that was the actual, finished album. Even if you missed the show you can still listen to both, as well as the past three episodes featuring music curated by the other members of the band, as well as a slew of other notable artists.
It's worth noting that despite my confusion over the Avey Tare-centric music video they posted on Friday, every member of the band is present on this album, including Deakin, who wasn't around for their past record, Merriweather Post Pavillion. Also, I'm enjoying the new music quite a bit. Give Centipede Hz a listen here, and check out all four episodes of their radio show here.