Sunday, November 16, 2008
Animal Collective Keep Getting Weirder
This video is more than a year old, but I love the song. It's somewhere between Zap Mama and mid-1990's acid techno. A few things I learned from this video: AC is just as good without the light show. French hipsters are cooler, better-looking and far less uptight than west coast hipsters. The tie-dye shirts they're wearing are silly.
The lady and I had the pleasure of seeing Animal Collective just before they broke huge. They played in San Francisco with Black Dice (who were headlining) and they pretty much stole the show. It was the end of their first era -- they had their MiniDisc players going and lots of guitar pedals, very few keyboards. It was just a few months before Pitchfork gushed over "Here Comes the Indian," which is all it took for them to spin their neo-psyche garblings into a real career. Also, I just realized the tour-only vinyl 12" I bought at the show is probably worth a crapload of money now.