PDA

View Full Version : Animal Collective and Passion Pit


Chris
07-07-2010, 04:46 PM
Both these bands are pretty big now. Passion Pit are bigger. Any fans?

Passion Pit - Sleepyhead

<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/4zherMkcXdo&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/4zherMkcXdo&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>

Animal Collective - My Girls

<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/zol2MJf6XNE&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/zol2MJf6XNE&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>

P.S. I live in New York and wear tight pants.

worm
07-07-2010, 04:52 PM
A buddy of mine in NYC loves Passion Pit. They were playing last month at the HoB in Nola. Wanted to make it but it didn't work out.

Popps
07-07-2010, 04:52 PM
Finally, a thread for uninspiring, drab techno-dribble.

brncs_fan
07-07-2010, 04:53 PM
I was digging the first one until the singing started and the spinning made me nauseous.

The second just sounded like recycled British Pop from the 80's.

Guess it just isn't my type of stuff.

Homer Simpson
07-07-2010, 05:01 PM
Passion Pit are supporting Muse in October, looking forward to it.

Battles are one of my favorites.

<object width="500" height="405"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/IpGp-22t0lU&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1?color1=0x5d1719&amp;color2=0xcd31 1b&amp;border=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/IpGp-22t0lU&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1?color1=0x5d1719&amp;color2=0xcd31 1b&amp;border=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="500" height="405"></embed></object>

Kid A
07-07-2010, 05:11 PM
Love love love Animal Collective. Don't care if they are a super-hyped, Pitchfork ordained group. They just make great albums.

I like Passion Pit pretty well. Several good tracks off their album.

Good call on Battles too. Atlas is amazing.

Chris
07-07-2010, 05:15 PM
That Battles stuff is interesting.

Here is a very new band that I saw open for Yeasayer recently

Keepaway

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/co7fUJHvRy8&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/co7fUJHvRy8&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

And for those that prefer more lo-fi sounds

Delicate Steve

<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/t8duejMb9oM&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/t8duejMb9oM&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>

DomCasual
07-07-2010, 05:41 PM
That Passion Pit song reminded me of this (I'm not trying to be a smartass - I think they really sound the same):

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZA1NoOOoaNw&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZA1NoOOoaNw&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

Killericon
07-07-2010, 05:54 PM
Been busy with Amon Tobin and Ratatat, but Passion Pit is fun.

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZWclJSaegAs&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZWclJSaegAs&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/EHNLYVPe9l0&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/EHNLYVPe9l0&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

epicSocialism4tw
07-07-2010, 06:15 PM
I think that Animal Collective will be considered the best representative of what the indie movement will have ultimately produced. They make really fun, positive music that is arranged in an interesting way and that stands alone in terms of originality and the type of artistic expression that typifies music that lasts generations. Just like what happened with the Pixies, Animal Collective should leave behind them a string of of musicians in who they placed a muse and inspired to try something new.

Popps
07-07-2010, 06:27 PM
I'm just kidding', btw. Each to his own.

Love the Pixies. Just don't hear much in this. But, I'm picky.

epicSocialism4tw
07-07-2010, 06:42 PM
I'm just kidding', btw. Each to his own.

Love the Pixies. Just don't hear much in this. But, I'm picky.

AC's two latest full length albums are probably two of the most important albums of this generation.

They make music like Brian Wilson would have made if you were to pluck him out of the Pet Sounds era and put him in New York circa mid-to-late 2000's.

IHaveALight
07-07-2010, 06:55 PM
Somebody give those kids a guitar.

Kid A
07-07-2010, 06:56 PM
They make music like Brian Wilson would have made if you were to pluck him out of the Pet Sounds era and put him in New York circa mid-to-late 2000's.

The other thing that sets them apart is the Avey Tare - Panda Bear vocal combo. Two distinct vocal (and lyrical) styles that actually mesh perfectly on harmonies and make for great contrast from track to track.

SportinOne
07-07-2010, 08:55 PM
passion pit did get big but it's easy come easy go these days. out of the two animal collective has a much better shot of sticking, although i really never fell in love with their music. passion pit is cool but after seeing them live i much prefer them.. not live.

MGMT just put out a new album that most of the kids seems to hate. as much as i think their first was better, i'm glad that they didn't try to duplicate Oracular Spectacular. Congratulations is a good album and probably a step in the right direction.

<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/RMr0AbxSQ6Q&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/RMr0AbxSQ6Q&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>

TheReverend
07-07-2010, 08:58 PM
I would totally be into both of these bands.


















































...but I have a penis. :)

SportinOne
07-07-2010, 09:04 PM
Oh, and on the minimal techno side of things, Plastikman has been resurrected. The guy performs from inside an LED cage and controls both audio and video simultaneously. Most of you are going to hate this but here it is anyway.

<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ddXBnOw_oJg&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ddXBnOw_oJg&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>

TheReverend
07-07-2010, 09:15 PM
Oh, and on the minimal techno side of things, Plastikman has been resurrected. The guy performs from inside an LED cage and controls both audio and video simultaneously. Most of you are going to hate this but here it is anyway.

I went to Coachella in 2006 to see Tool... SOOOOOOOOOOO much fun.

Hogan11
07-07-2010, 09:27 PM
Not too big on either band myself.

Try The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart or King Khan And The Shrines on for size.

hookemhess
07-07-2010, 09:39 PM
I enjoyed Passion Pit here in Austin at Stubb's BBQ. However, last night I saw Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and they put on the best show of 2010. Folk/bluegrass neo-psychadelic rock. Their frontman Alex is crazy eccentric and a real treat to watch perform. Tonight I met him at Blues on the Green (free show at Zilker Park) and he was super cool.

<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/h0RQnGhxZzg&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/h0RQnGhxZzg&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>

Chris
07-07-2010, 09:51 PM
Somebody give those kids a guitar.

There are limitations to the traditional guitar that much of the NY music scene is leaving behind.

Popps
07-07-2010, 09:53 PM
AC's two latest full length albums are probably two of the most important albums of this generation.

They make music like Brian Wilson would have made if you were to pluck him out of the Pet Sounds era and put him in New York circa mid-to-late 2000's.

It sounds like the kind of music I would have tolerated being played in the car if the girl I was dating was hot enough.

outdoor_miner
07-07-2010, 10:32 PM
Animal Collective have definitely been a bit over-hyped, but they are really good. They always have a handful of great songs on every album... But there's always some lackluster stuff, too. In my opinion, the best album to come out of that crew is Person Pitch (Panda Bear's second solo album). Never heard Passion Pit, but then again, I'm not able to keep up with new music as much as I'd like.

My favorite current indie band is Wolf Parade (crappy video and an old song, but what the hell - it still kicks ass):

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/kmxO1LP1vfg&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/kmxO1LP1vfg&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

epicSocialism4tw
07-07-2010, 11:00 PM
Those into Syd era Floyd should really get into the Animal Collective stuff like this (I love the bridge through the ending of this one):
<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/HWP7x1oF9dA&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/HWP7x1oF9dA&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

And this (where Paul Simon's Graceland meets Brian Wilson and Syd Barret on an acid trip):
<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/i_42Sighttk&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/i_42Sighttk&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

SouthStndJunkie
07-07-2010, 11:40 PM
Ok....I must officially be getting old and uncool.

I listened to most of these at work....and didn't like them.

When I got home, I decided to throw some dank in my vape and figured it might give me some different perspective.

Nope....I still don't like it.

I went it to with an open mind and wanted to like it, but it does nothing for me.

Pass.

Chris
07-07-2010, 11:57 PM
To those that listened and didn't like - thanks for coming in with an open mind

Wolf Parade are pretty good. I also kinda dig Band of Horses.

Eli_Cash
07-08-2010, 01:24 AM
Seen Animal Collective 3 times.

Really cool live.

Great in the studio.

New Panda Bear album this year...

cmhargrove
07-08-2010, 07:23 AM
That Passion Pit song reminded me of this (I'm not trying to be a smartass - I think they really sound the same):

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZA1NoOOoaNw&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZA1NoOOoaNw&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

That video made my morning - The main dude looks like Danny Zuko meets Michael Jackson. I'll have to pass that one along.

Hogan11
07-08-2010, 09:36 AM
There are limitations to the traditional guitar that much of the NY music scene is leaving behind.

Devo said the very same thing about music in general circa 1980

ElwayMD
07-08-2010, 10:08 AM
To those that listened and didn't like - thanks for coming in with an open mind

Wolf Parade are pretty good. I also kinda dig Band of Horses.

Band of Horses are awesome love the country/southern rock vibe they have. I am also digging The National's High Violet right now.

Chris
07-08-2010, 10:16 AM
What do you think of Fleet Foxes? I'm not such a big fan.

epicSocialism4tw
07-08-2010, 11:41 AM
What do you think of Fleet Foxes? I'm not such a big fan.

They're one of the best acts out there right now. The songs are well-written and the music is good.

epicSocialism4tw
07-08-2010, 11:44 AM
Devo said the very same thing about music in general circa 1980

Well, Animal Collective uses both guitar and a small kit of traditional drums.

Guitar will be around forever. Its just too much fun to grab a fender or a gibson and plug into a powerful tube amp. That will never go away.

SportinOne
07-08-2010, 02:51 PM
Ok....I must officially be getting old and uncool.

I listened to most of these at work....and didn't like them.

When I got home, I decided to throw some dank in my vape and figured it might give me some different perspective.

Nope....I still don't like it.

I went it to with an open mind and wanted to like it, but it does nothing for me.

Pass.

While Passion Pit is designed to be catchy and fun, bands like AC take time. Can't expect to just love them right away. but if you think you won't like them, and you aren't willing to put in the time, then you wont..

Band of Horses is great. saw them last summer and am going to seem them in a few days again.

Hogan11
07-08-2010, 02:53 PM
Well, Animal Collective uses both guitar and a small kit of traditional drums.

Guitar will be around forever. Its just too much fun to grab a fender or a gibson and plug into a powerful tube amp. That will never go away.

Agreed.

For all of their early 80's "the guitar is tired and it's time to give it a rest" talk, Devo never totally abandoned it. What you posted is the truth that they eventually learned. The guitar is a cornerstone instrument, you generally don't get very far for very long without returning to it at some point.

SportinOne
07-08-2010, 02:55 PM
I went to Coachella in 2006 to see Tool... SOOOOOOOOOOO much fun.

I was there, too! Tool was great, but the crowd really made it hard to enjoy at times. I think that's the last time you will see a band like that headline Coachella.

Chris
07-08-2010, 04:23 PM
Don't forget Sigur Ros. Sometimes I think they can be a little cheesy but I love this song

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/zfKw5r7M7MQ&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/zfKw5r7M7MQ&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

ZachKC
07-08-2010, 05:40 PM
Ratatat is really good. I like Passion Pit but was disappointed to hear they are pretty bad live from a friend of mine.

Any Roksopp fans? Schneider TM?

<object width="640" height="505"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/qhl8frFh3NQ&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/qhl8frFh3NQ&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="505"></embed></object>

<object width="640" height="505"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/pyyogSmyxto&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/pyyogSmyxto&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="505"></embed></object>

Chris
07-08-2010, 06:28 PM
Passion Pit are OK live. I enjoyed the swarm of young female fans more than the show.

sixtimeseight
07-08-2010, 06:54 PM
HamSckillets or whatever your name is, you need to stop comparing hipster flavor of the month garbage music to all time greats like Brian Wilson, Syd Barrett and Paul Simon. Seriously, you're embarrassing yourself.

Kid A
07-08-2010, 07:26 PM
HamSckillets or whatever your name is, you need to stop comparing hipster flavor of the month garbage music to all time greats like Brian Wilson, Syd Barrett and Paul Simon. Seriously, you're embarrassing yourself.

Eh, not everyone was crazy about those guys when they were young artists. There will always be some generational difference of opinion.

Now I can sympathize with the whole aversion to over-hyped hipster groups, but Animal Collective have been around a decade now and have 8 albums that have run a wide range of sounds and influences. Their early stuff is largely freak-folk psychedelic stuff. They put out a completely acoustic album in 04 that sounds worlds different from the pure pop aesthetic of their latest. Their last few albums have received nearly universal acclaim from all kinds of music sites and publications.

All I'm saying is that you might not appreciate them anywhere close to the level of Brian Wilson, but they are well established and respected in the 21st century music scene. And they are heavily influencing tons of new groups. I wouldn't necessarily say it's about putting them above Wilson or Barrett, but about enjoying how they have carried those guys' legacy in a fascinating new direction.

epicSocialism4tw
07-08-2010, 08:54 PM
Eh, not everyone was crazy about those guys when they were young artists. There will always be some generational difference of opinion.

Now I can sympathize with the whole aversion to over-hyped hipster groups, but Animal Collective have been around a decade now and have 8 albums that have run a wide range of sounds and influences. Their early stuff is largely freak-folk psychedelic stuff. They put out a completely acoustic album in 04 that sounds worlds different from the pure pop aesthetic of their latest. Their last few albums have received nearly universal acclaim from all kinds of music sites and publications.

All I'm saying is that you might not appreciate them anywhere close to the level of Brian Wilson, but they are well established and respected in the 21st century music scene. And they are heavily influencing tons of new groups. I wouldn't necessarily say it's about putting them above Wilson or Barrett, but about enjoying how they have carried those guys' legacy in a fascinating new direction.

Every generation has its hipsters.

"Hipsters unite...come alive for the big fight to rock for you." ~Billy Corgan

Greasers, hippies, disco, metalheads, heshers, goth, emo, punk, grunge, alternative, post-punk, hipsters, etc, etc, etc.

Instead of closing yourself off and staying affixed to your generations' music like an old man clinging to his youth (not you kidA specifically), it is possible enjoy the modern incarnations of art that will ultimately represent the same musical turns and milestones to these generations as the ones in yours. The greatest bands are the ones who create those turns in style. Animal Collective will certainly be one of those bands.

epicSocialism4tw
07-08-2010, 08:57 PM
HamSckillets or whatever your name is, you need to stop comparing hipster flavor of the month garbage music to all time greats like Brian Wilson, Syd Barrett and Paul Simon. Seriously, you're embarrassing yourself.

If Syd Barret was a 22 year old non-schizophrenic young man, he would be listening to Animal Collective and trying to implement some of their principles in what he is doing musically. No doubt.

epicSocialism4tw
07-08-2010, 09:01 PM
Agreed.

For all of their early 80's "the guitar is tired and it's time to give it a rest" talk, Devo never totally abandoned it. What you posted is the truth that they eventually learned. The guitar is a cornerstone instrument, you generally don't get very far for very long without returning to it at some point.

You know what I think it is...

If you remove the guitar from the live performance, you lose alot of raw energy. You can almost feel the punch from a good tube amp and set of 4x12's. There's a punch and a sizzle with that instrument that you just cant imitate with a synth. You can almost get there with a Hammond B3 organ, but that instrument (although I love it immensely) just gets boring in a live set as a primary instrument in a band.

Kid A
07-08-2010, 09:48 PM
Every generation has its hipsters.

"Hipsters unite...come alive for the big fight to rock for you." ~Billy Corgan

Greasers, hippies, disco, metalheads, heshers, goth, emo, punk, grunge, alternative, post-punk, hipsters, etc, etc, etc.

Instead of closing yourself off and staying affixed to your generations' music like an old man clinging to his youth (not you kidA specifically), it is possible enjoy the modern incarnations of art that will ultimately represent the same musical turns and milestones to these generations as the ones in yours. The greatest bands are the ones who create those turns in style. Animal Collective will certainly be one of those bands.

Well, I'm young and my musical taste probably runs parallel to what our dear friend sixtimeseight would consider "hipster garbage." So I'm not really opposed to the whole scene or the groups associated with (I pretty much fit in with the rest of the crowd at the concerts for these kinds of groups).

I was just saying I'm kind of sympathetic to why some of the attitude surrounding it (and how it chooses the "it" bands) can be a turn off to some people, especially those not as pre-disposed to like that kind of music as much as I am.

I don't have any more patience than you do either, though, for the whole "they haven't made good music since I was in my 20s, all this new stuff is garbage" mentality either. I can always appreciate difference in taste, but it is ironic that someone who claims to idolize Floyd would dismiss AC so quickly.

OABB
07-08-2010, 09:58 PM
I have a similar recording at home. I once taped two alley cats ****ing over broken glass.

sixtimeseight
07-09-2010, 04:55 AM
If Syd Barret was a 22 year old non-schizophrenic young man, he would be listening to Animal Collective and trying to implement some of their principles in what he is doing musically. No doubt.

Just because you say this doesn't make it true. And if he wasn't schizophrenic, he wouldn't have been a musical genius, so it's a dumb point. And I'm sure that the real Syd Barrett didn't listen to flavor of the month pop bands when he was growing up, so I'm guessing he wouldn't have liked Animal Collective.

Hogan11
07-09-2010, 07:22 AM
You know what I think it is...

If you remove the guitar from the live performance, you lose alot of raw energy. You can almost feel the punch from a good tube amp and set of 4x12's. There's a punch and a sizzle with that instrument that you just cant imitate with a synth. You can almost get there with a Hammond B3 organ, but that instrument (although I love it immensely) just gets boring in a live set as a primary instrument in a band.

Agree again on all counts.

Hogan11
07-09-2010, 07:26 AM
I don't have any more patience than you do either, though, for the whole "they haven't made good music since I was in my 20s, all this new stuff is garbage" mentality either.

Me neither, but a good percentage of the population thinks this way. It's probably why their are so many classic rock stations on the radio these days.

Chris
07-09-2010, 09:32 AM
The song I posted and the latest record is probably the most "poppy" animal collective have ever been. That's not a bad thing. If you listen to all of it, it is very innovative. Pop to me is disposable music.

epicSocialism4tw
07-09-2010, 01:28 PM
The song I posted and the latest record is probably the most "poppy" animal collective have ever been. That's not a bad thing. If you listen to all of it, it is very innovative. Pop to me is disposable music.

I wouldnt say that its more pop-oriented...AC are just using a different set of cleaner sounds and their arrangements are becoming more mature. AC will likely never be accepted by the mainstream American music listener...theyre just too weird. Same thing happened to Pixies in the late 80's and early 90's.

Chris
07-09-2010, 04:40 PM
Here is a great older and very different song by Animal Collective

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ylrmS6ayKv8&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ylrmS6ayKv8&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

epicSocialism4tw
07-10-2010, 08:04 PM
For those who were wondering about the Beach Boys comparison, here's a good example...this song could have easily been executed on classic instrumentation and included on Pet Sounds:<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/r87iR4gCJdg&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/r87iR4gCJdg&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

Anaximines
07-10-2010, 09:22 PM
Animal Collective is one of my all time favorite bands.... maybe even #1. Amazing live. Passion Pit I could take or leave, especially after just one album (right?). Animal Collective has been churning out genius for a long time.

Chris
07-11-2010, 01:09 AM
Animal Collective are indeed awesome live.

OABB
07-13-2010, 02:26 PM
It's too bad I have such a need for rhythm, melody and harmony. Otherwise, I might actually like animal collective.

epicSocialism4tw
07-13-2010, 02:30 PM
It's too bad I have such a need for rhythm, melody and harmony. Otherwise, I might actually like animal collective.

There's plenty of that in there. But what youre looking for is cellophane-wrapped pop song structure, which is old and tired.

DB Doom
07-13-2010, 06:44 PM
"There's plenty of that in there. But what youre looking for is cellophane-wrapped pop song structure, which is old and tired."


werd

Mumford and Sons
Local Natives
The xx
Yeasayer
Health..just a few i thought were relevant to thread
and actually just discovered the Pucifer album V is for Vagina..crude title but album kicks all kinds of ass..any fan of Perfect Circle or Maynard in general will like this

Chris
07-13-2010, 11:23 PM
I like some of Local Natives songs though I have to say there's nothing particulalry original about it. It's pleasant music.

My brother went to an XX concert and hung out with those guys (friends of friend). I am way behind on hearing their stuff.

Hogan11
07-13-2010, 11:44 PM
For those who were wondering about the Beach Boys comparison, here's a good example...this song could have easily been executed on classic instrumentation and included on Pet Sounds:<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/r87iR4gCJdg&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/r87iR4gCJdg&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

That sounds closer to early Brian Eno than Pet Sounds.

watermock
07-13-2010, 11:59 PM
WTF?

It's just noise.

Does anyone remember music anymore?

Chris
07-14-2010, 12:04 AM
I'm going to take this thread in a slightly different direction

Here is my favourite Brian Eno song... for those that don't know... he's one of the most famous producers in the world (was in Roxy Music with bowie before then... he did the windows 95 start up sound)... I once thought he was god until I realised he was actually a complete tosser (he turned down working with radiohead because coldplay paid more). That said... some of his music is excellent.

Probably his most famous song (thanks to the Trainspotting toilet swim)

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/hMXaE9NtQgg&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/hMXaE9NtQgg&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

Here is my favourite Brian Eno song.

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/fF_q9RbHuYI&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/fF_q9RbHuYI&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

Are you guys aware of Joe Meek? If not here's his bio

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_meek

He did all this in the early 60s (shot his land lady His most famous song and then himself in 67)

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/SQdDjy1UtW4&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/SQdDjy1UtW4&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

And another

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/RtETzKAxuzM&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/RtETzKAxuzM&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

My favourite band for a long time... My Bloody Valentine

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/pVuARAzNnKw&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/pVuARAzNnKw&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/l9-NOIalUYU&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/l9-NOIalUYU&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

watermock
07-14-2010, 12:16 AM
The first 2 suck and Bloody Valentine is just a remix of Seattle from the 90's.

Chris
07-14-2010, 12:19 AM
One of my favourite songs of the past few years (mixed feelings about the overall band)... I think of it when I think of a friend that passed away tragically

Ignore the video...this not the official one (embedding disabled)

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/TIChw-9ggyo&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/TIChw-9ggyo&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

Cello cover with pedals (if you're impatient skip to 2:30)... thought it was kind of cool

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/U2gA9dMzb38&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/U2gA9dMzb38&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

Chris
07-14-2010, 12:20 AM
The first 2 suck and Bloody Valentine is just a remix of Seattle from the 90's.

Those My Bloody Valentine songs came out around 90/91.

Hogan11
07-14-2010, 08:48 AM
IMHO Eno is top notch right up till Before and After Science, after that album, all that ambient stuff left me cold.

Yeah, My Bloody Valentine sucks...they're only one of the most important indy bands in the last 20 years is all ::) Like the Velvet Underground before them, their impact at the time was somewhat minimal, but their influence grows more and more with each passing year.

epicSocialism4tw
07-14-2010, 09:53 AM
IMHO Eno is top notch right up till Before and After Science, after that album, all that ambient stuff left me cold.

Yeah, My Bloody Valentine sucks...they're only one of the most important indy bands in the last 20 years is all ::) Like the Velvet Underground before them, their impact at the time was somewhat minimal, but their influence grows more and more with each passing year.

Totally agree on MBV. I first heard about them through Bono a long time ago. Somehow that dude is consistenly clued in to the best of the movements in music.

Chris
07-14-2010, 10:43 AM
Bono? From U2? Sorry, they're possibly my least favourite band after the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

epicSocialism4tw
07-14-2010, 10:46 AM
Bono? From U2? Sorry, they're possibly my least favourite band after the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Yes. And if you cant get into Joshua Tree, which is one of the most important albums of all time, then you're just as unreasonably biased as the anti-Animal Collective folks.

Chris
07-14-2010, 11:09 AM
I just find U2 to be the most pretentious band in history. They have a lot of catchy songs.

epicSocialism4tw
07-14-2010, 11:11 AM
I just find U2 to be the most pretentious band in history. They have a lot of catchy songs.

They are also one of the most influential and important bands in history.

Chris
07-14-2010, 11:21 AM
Explain - I am not being critical. I know the guy that directed their first 12 videos he himself has professed to bono being mega shady.

epicSocialism4tw
07-14-2010, 01:25 PM
Explain - I am not being critical. I know the guy that directed their first 12 videos he himself has professed to bono being mega shady.

U2 are extremely influential...from bands like INXS to bands like Radiohead to contemporary Christian music...U2 have left a huge legacy.

outdoor_miner
07-14-2010, 01:42 PM
Since we're taking this into older bands... My favorite band is Wire (their late 70s incarnation)... 3 years, 3 of the best albums ever made. Granted, it's all subjective. Each album completely different from the one before it. Here is a nice ditty from each album (the videos aren't very good):

1977 - Pink Flag - "Lowdown"

<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/v6Ytde6tmkQ&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1?rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/v6Ytde6tmkQ&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1?rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>

1978 - Chairs Missing - "I am the Fly"

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/7ouWSDpo4bI&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1?rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/7ouWSDpo4bI&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1?rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

1979 - 154 - "On Returning"

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/KSXHINI3uao&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1?rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/KSXHINI3uao&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1?rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

Hogan11
07-14-2010, 01:53 PM
I just find U2 to be the most pretentious band in history. They have a lot of catchy songs.

I agree. I find them to be overrated, pretentious and self indulgent to almost an extreme. Gimmie R.E.M. up till Bill Berry left instead.

Hogan11
07-14-2010, 01:59 PM
Since we're taking this into older bands... My favorite band is Wire (their late 70s incarnation)... 3 years, 3 of the best albums ever made. Granted, it's all subjective. Each album completely different from the one before it. Here is a nice ditty from each album (the videos aren't very good):

1977 - Pink Flag - "Lowdown"

You don't meet very many Wire fans these days...cool band.

outdoor_miner
07-15-2010, 08:45 AM
You don't meet very many Wire fans these days...cool band.

Yeah - they are definitely under-appreciated. I really love that whole "era"... Probably my favorite collection of bands is from Late 70s / Early 80s.

Oh, and you are correct about MBV and U2. :strong:

Requiem
07-15-2010, 12:29 PM
Animal Collective gets an occasional play from me.