Well hey, look at this!
A new Animal Collective song, from their upcoming album Centipede Hz, which is pictured above, has surfaced tonight called “Today’s Supernatural.” It was featured on the new Animal Collective Radio which also debuted tonight, featuring mixes and remixes from Animal Collective, fellow noise brethren Black Dice, Ariel Pink band Haunted Graffiti and many more. The song is led by Avey Tare (Dave Portner), the usual vocalist for the band and is really unlike any other AnCo song I’ve heard. The closest comparison I can think of is their other new song “Honeycomb” which was on a separate single released on Record Store Day. But it’s pretty limited comparison.
It’s really guitar heavy and almost arena rock like, at points, which is not something the band is known for. Their last album, the wonderful Merriweather Post Pavilion, was dreamy and full of introspection. This is song is heavy and brash, Tare’s shouts combined with Panda Bear (Noah Lennox) on drum kit creating live, thundering percussion and the returning member Deakin (Josh Dibb) on guitar creates a whole new, energetic song environment for AnCo listeners.
It’s a pretty fun song, the more times I listen to it I’m getting more into the groove. It’s kind of like a new pair of pants, we’ve been listening to the same AnCo songs for so long now, it takes a while for us to get used to this time-altered Animal Collective. I’m excited to see what this album has to offer after hearing this song. It’s gonna be different, but I think that’s gonna be a good thing. Next I just want to hear a song where Panda Bear leads.
Have a supernaturally good day!