​​Animal Collective announce new album 'Time Skiffs' out February 4; share new single & video “Prester John"

​​Animal Collective announce new album 'Time Skiffs' out February 4; share new single & video “Prester John"

Today Animal Collective announce their new album Time Skiffs, due out February 4 on DominoTime Skiffs is the band’s full-length follow-up to 2016’s Painting With and features nine new tracks, recorded by Avey TareDeakinGeologist, and Panda Bear across the course of 2020 and mixed by Marta Salogni. Today they share the record’s first single “Prester John,” a track created by weaving together two songs, one written by Avey Tare and one by Panda Bear. “Prester John” comes alongside a video directed by Jason Lester. 



Time Skiffs, the quartet’s first studio album in more than half a decade, feels like listening in on a conversation among four old friends, just as it felt during their inchoate early days or their Strawberry Jam heyday. These nine songs are love letters, distress signals, en plein air observations, and relaxation hymns, the collected transmissions of four people who have grown into relationships and parenthood and adult worry. But they are rendered with Animal Collective’s singular sense of exploratory wonder, same as they ever were. There are harmonies so rich you want to skydive through their shared air, textures so fascinating you want to decode their sorcery, rhythms so intricate you want to untangle their sources. Here is Animal Collective past 20, still in search of what’s next. 

Today Animal Collective also announces a run of spring 2022 US tour dates, including an appearance at Knoxville, Tennessee’s Big Ears Festival. Tickets will be on sale this Friday, October 22 HERE

Animal Collective Tour Dates 

03-08 Richmond, VA - The National
03-09 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer  
03-11  North Adams, MA - Mass MOCA - Hunter Center
03-12 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
03-13 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
03-15 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
03-16 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
03-18 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
03-19 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
03-20 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
03-21 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
03-23 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
03-24 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
03-25 Knoxville, TN - Big Ears Festival
03-26 Atlanta, GA - The Eastern 

Animal Collective Time Skiffs

Album | 4th February 2022

Time Skiffs’ nine songs are love letters, distress signals, en plein air observations, and relaxation hymns, the collected transmissions of four people who have grown into relationships and parenthood and adult worry. But they are rendered with Animal Collective’s singular sense of exploratory wonder. Harmonies so rich you want to skydive through their shared air, textures so fascinating you want to decode their sorcery, rhythms so intricate you want to untangle their sources. Here is Animal Collective's past two decades, still in search of what’s next.

Tracklisting

  • 1Dragon Slayer
  • 2Car Keys
  • 3Prester John
  • 4Strung with Everything
  • 5Walker
  • 6Cherokee
  • 7Passer-by
  • 8We Go Back
  • 9Royal and Desire

Animal Collective Time Skiffs

Album | 4th February 2022

Time Skiffs’ nine songs are love letters, distress signals, en plein air observations, and relaxation hymns, the collected transmissions of four people who have grown into relationships and parenthood and adult worry. But they are rendered with Animal Collective’s singular sense of exploratory wonder. Harmonies so rich you want to skydive through their shared air, textures so fascinating you want to decode their sorcery, rhythms so intricate you want to untangle their sources. Here is Animal Collective's past two decades, still in search of what’s next.

Tracklisting

  • 1Dragon Slayer
  • 2Car Keys
  • 3Prester John
  • 4Strung with Everything
  • 5Walker
  • 6Cherokee
  • 7Passer-by
  • 8We Go Back
  • 9Royal and Desire
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