Just look at this Animal Collective music video

08.05.13 4 years ago

Animal Collective have been out of the news in the past few months, as their last major band announcement was to axe a good number of their tour dates due to band member Avey Tare’s “intense case of strep throat.” The electronic noise-makers are readying to hit the road again soon, though, and have dropped a new music video to help promote the stint and their wildly variant new album “Centipede Hz.”

“Monkey Riches” was one of the more likeable tracks from the 2012 set, in that it has this beautifully glitchy, extremely ornery climax that cascades double, with the bouncy balls of Avey’s voice wedging itself between galling bass and technical loops that will leave your eyes, head and hand spinning (counter-clockwise). Y’know, like rope.

That’s the only metaphor you can really attach to the magic-led fable that is the music video for “Monkey Riches.” And old man — lets call him Gichel Mondry — tries to teach his young student his skills, mocking him while his young nurse watches on. Ultimately, 2/3 of the group ends up down a well, there’s a rope monster, some psychedelia and an inspired color palate to remind you that you haven’t slipped into the other batsh*t insane video we posted today.

Animal Collective’s new tour dates are below.

Sept. 6 – Portland, OR @ MusicFest NW
Sept. 7 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Sept. 8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Depot
Sept. 9 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Sept. 11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Sept. 14 – Mexico City, MX @ Ceremonia Festival
Oct. 16 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
Oct. 17 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
Oct. 20 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Festival
Oct. 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern
Oct. 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
Oct. 24 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
Oct. 25 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Oct. 26 – Asheville, NC @ Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit
Oct. 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Oct. 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Dec. 1 – Washington, D.C. @ 930 Club
Dec. 2 – Portland, ME @ The State Theatre
Dec. 4 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall
Dec. 5 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater
Dec. 6 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Dec. 8 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

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