Animal Collective like to play around and surprise during their live shows. During their performance at San Miguel Primavera Sound 2008 they gave us a preview on the material of “Merryweather Post Pavillion” (Domino, 2009) and a year later, at Sónar 2009, we could hear the tracks that would afterwards end up on “Fall Be Kind EP” (Domino, 2009). Well, last Sunday, they started their 2011 tour at the Phoenix Theatre in Petaluma (California), and the better part of the setlist was formed by new tunes. We can offer you three of them. In the first video you can see an almost ten minutes long space jam, which was one of the encores. The second track features all the tribal rhythms the Baltimore band likes so much. And the last track is reminiscent of the new Panda Bear material; in fact, Noah is the lead singer on it. Furthermore, Deakin is playing with them again, after four years of absence on stage. Study the pieces, because we wouldn’t be surprised if they will be played at San Miguel Primavera Sound 2011 as well.
San Miguel Primavera Sound 2011 takes place on 25 and 29 May at Poble Español, and from 26 to 28 May at Parc del Forum in Barcelona. Tickets are on sale here.