180g Double LP Featuring "My Girls", "Summertime Clothes" & "Brother Sport"!
Merriweather Post Pavilion is the ninth full length album from Animal Collective, recorded with Ben Allen in Oxford, Mississippi.
Located in different continents, Avey Tare, Panda Bear, and Geologist, having operated in their unique way since their inception, have now arrived at a point where their inner logic makes perfect sense on the wide screen. Listening to Merriweather Post Pavilion you'll hear echoes of everything they've recorded to date, especially the mesmeric and melodic repetition of Panda Bear's last solo opus Person Pitch. The whoops and hollers that have previously held together the sublime, chaotic urgency of their earlier work, now signal the calm sense of euphoria and wonder that ripples through this wide eyed record.
Throughout Merriweather Post Pavilion, Panda Bear and Avey Tare sing in a newfound clarity, enraptured by the possibilities of the sound they're making. This record feels like a defining moment for Animal Collective; linear, wild and beautiful, it's the sound of a band waiting, with arms open wide, to tell you about what they've found. And it's something pretty special.
"What they've constructed here is a new kind of electronic pop-- one which is machine-generated and revels in technology but is also deeply human, never drawing too much attention to its digital nature. It's of the moment and feels new, but it's also striking in its immediacy and comes across as friendly and welcoming. Animal Collective have spent the decade following their own path, figuring out what their music is capable of while also working to bring more listeners into their world. On Merriweather Post Pavilion, their commitment has paid off tremendously." - Pitchfork
"The boys of Animal Collective have mapped out some previously uncharted waters, producing a style of music that could belong to no one else; a distinctive, flawless fusion of the semi- automated and the wholly organic. Psychedelic music has never sounded like this before, and it is safe to say that from here on out it will never be the same. If this is your first experience with Animal Collective, dont be afraid to dive in through the ripples, just know that you may never want to resurface." - Consequence Of Sound
"Merriweather Post Pavilion is a perfectly organized record, not a note out of place, not a second wasted. It has the excitement and energy of Sung Tongs, the ragged sonic glory of Feels, and Strawberry Jam's ability to make separate parts come together in a glorious whole. Like the best experimental rockers surging toward nirvana -- from the Beach Boys to Mercury Rev -- Animal Collective have not only created a private soundworld like none other, they've also made it an inviting place to visit." - AllMusic
"Put the album on again. Listen hard. Focus on each sound, analyse it, pin it down, pull it apart. It'll just shift under your gaze and run off laughing. Or you could just run with it." - NME
• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Gatefold jacket
• Printed inner sleeves
• Limited time full album download card
1. In The Flowers
2. My Girls
3. Also Frightened
1. Summertime Clothes
2. Daily Routine
1. Guys Eyes
3. Lion In A Coma
1. No More Runnin
2. Brother Sport