Animal Collective: ‘Our new album’s going to be harder to swallow’

Band say the follow-up to 'Merriweather Post Pavillion' 'took a left turn at weird town'

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Animal Collective have said their new album 'Centipede Hz' is going to be "harder for people to swallow".

The Baltimore electro-psych band will release the album, their first studio effort since 2009's 'Merriweather Post Pavillion', on September 3. It will be their 10th album and follows the release of 2010's "visual album" 'ODDSAC'.

Speaking to The Stool Pigeon the band's Josh Dibb (also known as Deakin) says that the new material will be more of a challenge for listeners:

I remember saying, 'This is going to be harder for people to swallow.' There's no doubt about it: people are going to react to this….There was an instant melodic gratification to Merriweather and I think we intentionally made a record this time that is a lot more…um… [laughs] We took a left turn at weird town.



He added: "From the first note of Merriweather you’re like, 'Oh my God, I just wanna dance' or 'My heart's exploding.' This is more like, 'This is amazing but I'm confused and I don't quite know what's going on and I think I need to listen to it again and maybe I should turn it off.'"

Animal Collective are set to come to the UK and Ireland for a short tour this November. They will play four shows in London, Dublin, Glasgow and Manchester.

Animal Collective will play:

London Roundhouse (November 4)
Dublin Vicar Street (6)
Glasgow ABC1 (7)
Manchester Warehouse Project (8)


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