"Hooting & Howling" is equal parts statement of intent and the celebration of a state of mind. A staring match between Hayden Thorpe's falsetto at its most lascivious and Benny Little's "equally elegant and ugly" (to quote the song) guitar, it builds into a tangible sense of pleasure and chaos. It's the first single from the Wild Beasts' new album, Two Dancers, available in the US on September 8th.
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Watch two videos from the exclusive Web Transmission event, "Potion Approaching" (from Humbug!) and "Red Right Hand," a Nick Cave cover:
"My Girls" is Animal Collective's first video from their critically acclaimed new album Merriweather Post Pavilion. The video was shot in green screen with Panasonic HVX-200's HD cameras. The video was edited on Mac Pro's with Final Cut Pro 6, animated in Adobe Flash CS3 and composited in Adobe After Effects CS3.
Merriweather Post Pavilion is the ninth studio album from Animal Collective, recorded with Ben Allen in Oxford, Mississippi. After listening to this record, however, it’s clear that Animal Collective have transcended the everyday realities of numbers, locations and people and arrived at a spectacular, unique place. Animal Collective have made a universal record that makes the same beautiful sense on headphones by day, or soundtracking the small hours of the morning / night, or, you suspect, stretched out in a field on your back. Whether a state of mind, or a rest stop somewhere along the way, Merriweather Post Pavilion magnificently redefines your sense of direction.
Produced by: Knowmore Productions Animation: Jon Vermilyea Editing/Visual effects: Chad Von Nau