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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Animal Collective: Pet Sounds on Acid

The Baltimore boys with the strange monikers (Avey Tare, Panda Bear and Geologist) make music worthy of being played.....loud.....at the venue that makes up the title of their eighth album (Merriweather Post Pavilion).

Avant-garde harmonies, psychedelic keyboards, hand-claps- it's a total mind-bend, but with a heart and a point.

I must say: haven't heard anything like these guys in a long time, but they certainly would fit nicely with same Merriweather subscription series (remember them?) that would have included, say, the Moody Blues and Yes.

Animal Collective has THAT kind of spirit, but make no mistake, it's not just some throwback, this is innovative music for 2009.

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