With their 10th album out this month, all four members of Animal Collective sit down with Matthew Schnipper to look back on some of the most memorable songs of their career thus far.
Here is a list of albums from vital artists who are supposed to gift us with new music this year; we know more about some than about others, but all of them are making us very optimistic for the future.
With their 10th album coming next month, the experimental rock stalwarts talk to Jeremy Gordon about finding inspiration in dinosaurs and cavemen, making connections between red and blue America, and whether they have anything left to prove.
Anxieties about encroaching middle age, heavenly choirboy psychedelia, wolf howls—it’s all there on Noah Lennox’s forthcoming album, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. He talks with Larry Fitzmaurice about fear, family, and projectile vomit.
With the warped, whooping Sung Tongs turning 10 this year, Mike Powell revisits his early experiences with the album as a 21-year-old coming to grips with the bittersweet realities of adulthood.
Animal Collective's Avey Tare talks to Larry Fitzmaurice about his new horror-movie-themed project featuring former members of Dirty Projectors and Ponytail: "Music feels so serious these days—we're trying to put a little more fun into things."
Larry Fitzmaurice and Corban Goble run down the highlights, lowlights, fashion trends, and more from last weekend's fest in Barcelona, Spain, including coverage of Animal Collective, My Bloody Valentine, the Postal Service, and Crystal Castles.