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Animal Collective Smiley Smiles? [Jan. 22nd, 2009|02:37 pm]
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Idolator thinks that the new Animal Collective sounds like Underworld.

I think it sounds much more like late period Beach Boys. They use 3 part harmonies, they even sound vocally like the Beach Boys, and the sort of try-anything sonic experimentation is directly related to what Brian Wilson was trying on "Smile" and "Pet Sounds."

I suppose if you're going to bite someone's styles, why not Brian Wilson? Animal Collective's new record, all hyping aside, is a beautiful piece of work.

It doesn't hurt that the other big influence is Can, but they resist doing the same thing for 10 minutes, which is all to the good.

Stare intently at this cover art until crosseyed.
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[User Picture]From: clobby
2009-01-22 09:37 pm (UTC)
"Born Drippy" is a reference to the dripping animation in the last third of the video, not the sound.

O wait-- I just noticed the bottom half of the article. Nevermind!
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[User Picture]From: chaircrusher
2009-01-22 09:38 pm (UTC)
Always breath in and out 10 times before pushing send. Your brain needs the oxygen!
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[User Picture]From: clobby
2009-01-22 09:43 pm (UTC)
so true, so true.
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[User Picture]From: colorless_pixel
2009-01-22 09:51 pm (UTC)
Animal collective always puts on a happy, high energy, and goodtimes around show. Love them!
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[User Picture]From: chaircrusher
2009-01-22 09:57 pm (UTC)
I actually had set up a show for them like 6 years ago in Iowa City -- they were going to sleep on the floor at my house & eat my famous post gig pancakes.

Then Greg Davis (who was booking them) called and they cancelled. They had to fly to Europe to open for Bjork.
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[User Picture]From: colorless_pixel
2009-01-22 11:53 pm (UTC)
Hate to say it but I think I would cancel too. I'm sure your pancakes are amazing though. ;)
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From: keph
2009-01-22 10:20 pm (UTC)

Hmm, I have this intense dislike of Animal Collective since I saw them live about 5 years ago. It remains to this day the single worse live show I've ever seen which is a bit of a feat in itself. It is the gold standard that I still use today; "well that was pretty bad but still better than Animal Collective."

However, I've heard enough good things about this album I should get over the past and check it out. The song in the youtube video is ok (though it seems about 2 minutes too long and yeah, it is definitely Beach Boys meets Underworld.
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[User Picture]From: colorless_pixel
2009-01-23 12:02 am (UTC)
sad story
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[User Picture]From: speicus
2009-01-23 07:09 am (UTC)
You should check out Panda Bear's solo stuff if you haven't already. It's also very beachboysesque, or to be more specific, like fragments of Beach Boys songs you've only faintly heard in dreams that you barely remember.
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