Animal Collective Share New Song & Video "Walker"

Animal Collective Share New Song & Video "Walker"

Animal Collective release their new single “Walker” today via a music video directed by Abby and Dave Portner. “Mostly ‘Walker’ is a tribute to Scott Walker who passed away around the time I began writing the song,” Noah Lennox said in an interview with Zane Lowe. “Scott’s music has meant a lot to me and he’ll always be a big inspiration. But there’s also a kind of exhaustion and resignation to the singer of ‘Walker’ that belies a darker layer.” “Walker” and the previously released single “Prester John” will appear on Animal Collective’s new album Time Skiffs, due out Feb 4, 2022 on Domino. The group goes on a U.S. tour in March of 2022 featuring support by L’Rain.  


As described by director Abby Portner: "It was so much fun to collaborate with Dave on this video, there were so many drawings and phone calls back and forth about how to make the record cover come to life and so much experimenting with movements of the band and acrobats to figure out how to get the flow right . I have never been on a set with so much excitement and clapping after takes when it all fell into place. It was such a warm, hard working crew of people helping us figure out how to make it all happen, and is one of my favorite directing experiences ever."

Animal Collective’s US tour starts in Spring 2022. Get your tickets for the shows here

Animal Collective Tour Dates with L’Rain

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
07-09 Madrid, Spain - Mad Cool Festival

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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