Animal Collective announces live album 'Ballet Slippers' for release November 22

Animal Collective announces live album 'Ballet Slippers' for release November 22

Animal Collective proudly announces live album Ballet Slippers, in honor of the 10-year anniversary of their modern classic, Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Recorded in the midst of the band’s extensive and acclaimed nine-month tour in ‘09, the album features Merriweather’s greatest hits alongside favorites from Strawberry Jam, Sung Tongs, Feels, and Danse Manatee. The release is culled from several shows from that album’s North American tour and sequenced to reflect a full concert experience, complete with song transitions and interludes, creating a captivating document of the genre-defying group.

Mixed by Ajay Saggar and edited by Noah Lennox (Panda Bear), Ballet Slippers will be released physically and digitally on November 22, 2019.

The deluxe 3xLP vinyl, and a special bundle of the 3xLP vinyl plus a t-shirt by Kevin Long, is available to preorder now. Limited edition merchandise will also be available on November 22 through the Animal Collective store.

Reflecting on the decade since Merriweather’s release, Animal Collective had this to say:

“It’s impossible for us to remember the years around Merriweather Post Pavilion without thinking about the live experience. As the record turns 10, there has been a lot of talk about the album itself, but so much of the time living with those songs was spent on stage together. Every night on tour, the music opened up again, leaving us new spaces to fill and new opportunities to rethink our past. Just as Merriweather documents the era in one of its forms, we wanted Ballet Slippers to do the same for some of its other forms.”

Animal Collective consists of musicians Avey Tare (David Portner), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Deakin (Josh Dibb), and Geologist (Brian Weitz) who play in various configurations on each album. Hence, ‘Collective.’ Their expansive catalog spans the entirety of the 2000s, including Strawberry Jam, Feels, and Sung Tongs. With the release of Merriweather Post Pavilion, named after the Baltimore venue, they established themselves as one of the most acclaimed acts of the 21st century.      

Animal Collective Ballet Slippers

Album | 22nd November 2019

Ballet Slippers is a live release marking the 10 year anniversary of Animal Collective’s studio album Merriweather Post Pavilion. The release is culled from several shows from that album’s North American tour and sequenced to reflect a full concert experience, complete with song transitions and interludes.

Tracklisting

  • 1In The Flowers (Live June 2, 2009 Boulder, CO)
  • 2Who Could Win A Rabbit (Live June 9, 2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • 3Summertime Clothes (Live June 9, 2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • 4Bleed (Live May 30, 2009 Las Vegas, NV)
  • 5Guys Eyes (Live June 9, 2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • 6My Girls (Live May 30, 2009 Las Vegas, NV)
  • 7Banshee Beat (Live June 2, 2009 Boulder, CO)
  • 8Lion In A Coma (Live June 9, 2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • 9No More Runnin’ (Live May 29, 2009 Los Angeles, CA)
  • 10Lablakely Dress/Fireworks (Live June 9, 2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • 11Daily Routine (Live May 30, 2009 Las Vegas, NV)
  • 12Brothersport (Live June 2, 2009 Boulder, CO)

Animal Collective Ballet Slippers

Album | 22nd November 2019

Ballet Slippers is a live release marking the 10 year anniversary of Animal Collective’s studio album Merriweather Post Pavilion. The release is culled from several shows from that album’s North American tour and sequenced to reflect a full concert experience, complete with song transitions and interludes.

Tracklisting

  • 1In The Flowers (Live June 2, 2009 Boulder, CO)
  • 2Who Could Win A Rabbit (Live June 9, 2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • 3Summertime Clothes (Live June 9, 2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • 4Bleed (Live May 30, 2009 Las Vegas, NV)
  • 5Guys Eyes (Live June 9, 2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • 6My Girls (Live May 30, 2009 Las Vegas, NV)
  • 7Banshee Beat (Live June 2, 2009 Boulder, CO)
  • 8Lion In A Coma (Live June 9, 2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • 9No More Runnin’ (Live May 29, 2009 Los Angeles, CA)
  • 10Lablakely Dress/Fireworks (Live June 9, 2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  • 11Daily Routine (Live May 30, 2009 Las Vegas, NV)
  • 12Brothersport (Live June 2, 2009 Boulder, CO)
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