Avey Tare, Geologist and Panda Bear Are Back
Animal Collective are a group of four best friends who grew up playing and recording music together in Baltimore County Maryland.Their electronic psychedelia crept out of their home city steadily however, and the quartet soon grew an international fanbase following the release of their triumphant fifth album Sung Tongs, blasting away early comparisons to Flaming Lips and ushering in a new breed of experimental pop.
After 4 years of radio silence while its members pursued solo ambitions, the collective is back with a new album due for release in February 2016. 'Painting With' features Dave "Avey Tare" Portner, Brian "Geologist" Weitz and Noah "Panda Bear" Lennox, with Josh "Deakin" Wibb still flying solo. Expect noise, ambience, glorious Beach Boy-esque harmonies and a light show so trippy you'd be forgiven for thinking it was all a dream.