Animal Collective | 01/29/13

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 Animal Collective is pleased to announce the premiere of their new music video for “Applesauce” via Pitchfork x YouTube. Directed by filmmaker Gaspar Noé (“Enter The Void,” “Irreversible”), the video stars Lindsey Wixson and features elements from Paul Sharits' 1968 short film “N:O:T:H:I:N:G”. It is intended to be viewed in complete darkness for maximum effect.

 “Applesauce” is the latest single from the band’s 10th album, Centipede Hz. The band’s first record since 2007’s Strawberry Jam to feature all four original band members, Avey Tare, Panda Bear, Geologist and Deakin, Centipede Hz was hailed by critics as a return to the band’s experimental roots. The album can be ordered via the Animal Collective webstore here.

 Animal Collective is also heading back on the road this spring for their first North American tour of 2013. Joined by labelmate Dan Deacon, the band kicks off the tour in Boston on March 7th and finds Animal Collective traveling through Montreal, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, and more. Animal Collective is also making a very special appearance at the Treefort Music Festival in Boise, ID on March 24th to conclude their tour. The band will once again bring their impressive stage show on tour, which was aptly described by Pitchfork as “giant, gap-toothed Nickelodeon dentures on either side, a curved inflatable structure that resembled scorpion tails dipped in PAAS dye, a centralized TV running constant, blaring images. Basically, the cover of Centipede Hz gone widescreen.” Tickets for the shows can be purchased at:

Animal Collective Tour Dates

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3/7: Boston, MA @ House of Blues*
3/8: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis*
3/9: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall*
3/11: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues*
3/12: Covington, KY @ The Madison Theater*
3/13: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works*
3/15: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall*
3/16: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre*
3/17: Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre*
3/18: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*
3/20: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant*
3/21: Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater*
3/22: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre*
3/23: Salt Lake City, UT @ Depot*
3/24: Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest
5/23: Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
5/25: London, UK @ Field Day Festival
6/7-9:  New York, NY @ Governor’s Ball Music Festival
7/2: Helsinki, Finland @ The Circus
7/4: Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
7/6: Gdynia, Poland @ Heineken Open'er Festival 

* w/Dan Deacon