Animal Collective

Animal Collective premiere new album Tangerine Reef

Animal Collective has returned with Tangerine Reef, their audiovisual collaboration with “avant-garde coral macro-videography” duo Coral Morphologic, today. The album and film are both below. Find the album on Apple Music here.

The project is in celebration of the 2018 International Year of the ReefTangerine Reef originally premiered during David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption earlier this year in New York.

The film aspect of Tangerine Reef takes viewers into the oceans to explore the rare reefs of the oceans and to find “a literal underwater collective of animals,” as a press release notes. Also according to the press release, there was no artificial enhancement used in the film which meant the “visual tone poem consisting of time-lapse and slow pans across surreal aquascapes of naturally fluorescent coral and cameos by alien-like reef creatures” are 100% natural.


Tangerine Reef Tracklist:
01. Hair Cutter
02. Buffalo Tomato
03. Inspector Gadget
04. Buxom
05. Coral Understanding
06. Airpipe (To A New Transition)
07. Jake And Me
08. Coral By Numbers
09. Hip Sponge
10. Coral Realization
11. Lundsten Coral
12. Palythoa
13. Best Of Times (Worst Of All)

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Prospect Hummer – Animal Collective

2. Everybody Wants to Be Famous – Superorganism

3. Come On Home – Lijadu Sisters

4. Party at Sunday – Cosmonauts

5. Gold Dust – Duster

6. Zombie – Fela Kuti

7. Didn’t I – Darondo

8. Soul Alphabet – Colleen

9. Le goudron – Brigitte Fontaine

10. Don’t Take My Soul – Jane Weaver

11. Merry Go Round – The Equatics

12. Moonstruck – Sinkane

13. Sunday Morning – Margo Guryan

14. Paulette – Balla Et Ses Balladins

15. Seabird – Alessi Brothers

16. If I Gave You My Love – Myron & E

17. It’s Not Easy – Ofege

18. Poor Moon – Canned Heat

19. Nomalizo – Letta Mbulu

20. Bra – Cymande

Animal Collective shares new live album

Animal Collective have released a recording of their performance at New Haven, Conn.’s College Street Music Hall in May, 2017. It is available as pay-what-you-want, with all of the proceeds going to Direct Relief, a non-profit organization that helps “improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies.” Listen below and download it here.

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. You – Gold Panda

2. Dayvan Cowboy – Boards of Canada

3. Go Where You Wanna Go – Lost Integrity

4. lovers’ carvings – Bibio

5. Nobody Cares – Superorganism

6. Odessa – Caribou

7. Kinda Bonkers – Animal Collective

8.  Rose Quartz – Toro Y Moi

9. Tropic of Cancer – Panda Bear

10. Snakeskin – Deerhunter

11. I Want Wind to Blow – The Microphones

12. Don’t Let Your Mouth Go to Waste – Galaxie 5o0

13. Strangers – Lotus Plaza

14. Waves – Le Grotto

15. Tangerine – Beach Fossils

16. Psycho Killer – Talking Heads

17. All Night Diner – Modest Mouse

18. Aurora Borealis – Meat Puppets

19. Sometimes – My Bloody Valentine

20. No Longer Making Time – Slowdive

Animal Collective debut new song “Kinda Bonkers” from forthcoming The Paints EP

Animal Collective on Thursday began San Francisco’s Noise Pop Festival by performing a DJ set at the California Academy of Sciences. The group debuted a new song entitled “Kinda Bonkers” during their set, according to a Redditor who was there and Shazam’d it. As Shazam indicates, “Kinda Bonkers” will be on the upcoming The Painters EP, which will possibly serve as a sequel or companion to last year’s Painting With.Check out the song and video below, via Reddit.

Listen to Panda Bear’s Painting With Sirius XMU mix

Panda Bear played a new mix on Sirius XMU around the release of Animal Collective’s newest album Painting With earlier this year. The mix is now available to stream. It includes music from Bobby Hutcherson, Pender Street Steppers, Kyle Hall, and others. Listen to it below.

Panda Bear is currently touring with Animal Collective in support of Painting With. Find the rest of their dates below.

Animal Collective:

11-02 New York, NY – Terminal 5
11-03 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
11-04 Richmond, VA – The National
11-05 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
11-07 Tallahassee, FL – The Moon
11-08 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
11-10 Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason
11-11 Orlando, FL – The Beacham Theatre
11-12 Jacksonville, FL – Mavericks
11-14 New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
11-15 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
11-16 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
11-19-20 Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Festival

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

1. Clay Pigeons – Micheal Cera

2. Each Time I Die – Bones & Beeker

3. I’ve Got A Reason to Keep on Living – Babes

4. Boy You Loved to Watch Me Cry – Madeline, Karl Blau, Your Heart Breaks

5. Atoms – Nana Grizol

6. Hocus Pocus – Animal Collective

7. Now I Live – The Beets

8. Times To Die – Car Seat Headrest

9. Margaret Again – Us and Only Us

10. Forget Me – Summer Twins

11. Sweepstakes Prize – Mirah

12. Cool and Refreshing – Florist

13. The Leanover – Life Without Buildings

14. Memento Mori – Crywank

15. And It’s Over 1 – Moses Campell

16. I Wanna Be A Witch – Teen Suicide

17. The Art School Kids – Slow Hollow

18. Waste of Time – Elvis Depressedly

19. i was all over her – salvia palth

20. Her Sinking Sun – Coma Cinema

Watch Animal Collective perform “FloriDada” on “Colbert”

Animal Collective were the musical guests on last night’s episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” They performed their track “FloriDada” from Painting With. Watch it out below.

Damon Albarn refuses to end performance and gets carried off stage by security

This weekend at Rockslide Music Festival in Denmark, Damon Albarn went far past breaking curfew. Africa Express, his collective, which includes Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, Seye Adeklan, and Songhoy Blues as members, performed a set that lasted five hours until 4 a.m. If he had it his way, we would have probably kept going.

Albarn was apparently in a high spirit, and also probably had drunk a little too much, leading to the collective to cover the likes of The Clash, Randy Newmanx and the Gorillaz. He also brought out guests including his Blur bandmate Graham Coxon and Laura Mvula. 
Once it got to 4 a.m., however, organizers of the festival asked Albarn to end the show. He refused and encouraged the audience to cheer to support. Eventually, he was carried off stage.  

Watch fan-shot video here.

The Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

Alone In My Home – Jack White

Sparrow and the Wolf – James Vincent McMorrow

Mr Tambourine Man – Bob Dylan

Pocketknife – Ferraby Lionheart

Land of the Bloody Unknown – The Middle East

Fall At Your Feet – Boy & Bear

Changes – Neil Young

Mojo Pin – Jeff Buckley

Songbird – Fleetwood Mac

Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney

To Be Alive – Brother and Bones

Yet Again – Grizzly Bear

Fireworks – Animal Collective

No One Does It Like You – Department of Eagles

Animal – Miike Snow

Suburban War – Arcade Fire

Dark Eyes – Iron & Wine and Calexico

Melodic Tree’s Weekly Playlist

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