Last Thursday, Animal Collective were doing a DJ set in San Francisco and, in amongst the rest of the presumably epic tunes, they decided it was the right time to drop a new song of their own.
The track, called ‘Kinda Bonkers’, was captured by a fan on the evening. And yeah, it is indeed just a little bit weird. It’s got some deep jungle beats and the same surf-pop vibes heard on the band’s last album ‘Painting With’.
Maybe that’s not a coincidence though. Putting the track through Shazam reveals it comes from an unannounced but presumably forthcoming EP called ‘The Painters’. With a title like that, it might well be a companion to ‘Painting With’. Watch this space, eh?
Hear ‘Kinda Bonkers’ as played at Animal Collective’s DJ set below.
Listen to lead track ‘Crucible’ now.
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Animal Collective - Time Skiffs
For some, this might be too tame. An album full of ‘Bluish’ rather than ‘Fireworks’. But for others, that means it’s the most accessible.
Their new album, ‘Time Skiffs’, lands this week.