New Animal Collective – Right in time for summer
To me Animal Collective’s music embodies the enthusiasm of early summer. You have all these wonderful things you want to do. It isn’t late enough in the summer to realize how little you’ve accomplished. 2009 was when we last heard Animal Collective. Sure maybe they had some ‘trippy’ movie that came out since then but I don’t care about movies. I just want new Animal Collective songs and four walls and adobe slabs for my girls.
I have been listening to these two songs for a while. They remind me of ‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’. Is America ready for this level of happiness? Can we handle the child-like wonder at everything these guys seem to profess at every turn? Animal Collective might be all the US economy needs to perk itself up. Maybe we’re failing to create enough jobs because of a lack of some good tunes. I think some cheerful tunes could help America get back to work. America doesn’t run on Dunkin’. Fuck that. America runs on the psychedelic musings of four insanely privileged individuals.
‘Honeycomb’ is Animal Collective’s first corporate-sponsored song. Post Cereal is using this after the failure of their crack-addled sponsor ‘Crazy Craving’ to promote sales of Honeycomb cereal. He kept on rambling on about ‘Me want Honeycomb’. That irked the Post Cereal executives. They think if children are exposed to Animal Collective at an earlier age they’ll never evolve from their childhood eating habits.
‘Gotham’ is a song about Batman. Clearly Animal Collective will have this song in the next ‘The Dark Knight’ film. I doubt it can outdo the brilliance of whatever that fucking Smashing Pumpkins song was in that great movie featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger. In hindsight, Arnold’s role in that movie should have alerted Californians to his true powers. This song will be played as Batman is busy hiding from authorities in his cave, playing X-Box with Robin.
I’m pretty excited about this release. While I know it there is a down side to any Animal Collective (re: several thousand Animal Collective copy-cats) I’m willing to deal with that. I’m okay with it. I’m just happy Animal Collective has come back into my life.