Animal Collective Announce New EP

Animal Collective announce new EP

Animal Collective has announced that Monkey Been to Burn Town remix EP, is set for release on 12” vinyl and digital release via Domino on May 28th. Drawing from the band’s latest record Centipede Hz, the EP features remixes of “Monkey Riches” by Gang Gang Dance’s Brian Degraw, Chicago Juke producer Traxman and New York underground dance producers Teengirl Fantasy, as well as a remix of “New Town Burnout” by Seattle based hip-hop collective Shabazz Palaces. Listen to Brian Degraw’s remix of “Monkey Riches” here. The Monkey Been To Burn Town EP can be preordered on 12inch vinyl here. Everyone who pre-orders from the Domino webstore will get an instant gratification mp3 download of Brian Degraw’s remix.

The band is also set to head back out on the road this summer for a North American tour. In addition to previously announced dates, Animal Collective has also revealed a new Portland, ME date on July 11th. Tickets for this new show go on sale Friday. These shows come in addition to the band’s previously announced festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, Forecastle, and more.

For a taste of the band’s live show, watch the band’s live videos for “Applesauce,” “Moonjock” and “Amanita” here. Filmed in conjunction with The Creators Project, the videos catch the band’s impressive stage show, 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.”

Earlier in 2012, Animal Collective released their 10th and latest 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 Animal Collective’s experimental roots.

Animal Collective – Monkey Been To Burn Town EP


A1 – Monkey Riches (Brian DeGraw [Gang Gang Dance] Remix)
A2 – Monkey Riches (Tha Traxman Teklife Remix)
B1 – New Town Burnout (Shabazz Palaces Remix)
B2 – Monkey Riches (Teengirl Fantasy Remix)

5/22: Nimes, France @ Paloma

5/23: Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound

5/25: London, UK @ Field Day

5/27: Amsterdam, Holland @ Melkweg

5/28: Brussels, Belgium @ AB

5/29: Paris, France @ Trianon

6/8: New York, NY @ Governors Ball

6/10: Washington, DC @ 930 Club

6/11: Washington, DC @ 930 Club

6/12: Washington, DC 930 Club

6/14: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo

7/2: Helsinki, Finland @ The Circus

7/4: Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival

7/6: Gdynia, Poland @ Open’er Festival

7/9: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall *

7/10: Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Blues Fest

7/11: Portland, ME @ State Theatre NEW

7/12: Mariaville, NY @ Camp Bisco

7/14: Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival

7/15: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall *

7/16: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *

7/18: Covington, KY @ The Madison Theater

7/19: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

9/8: Salt Lake City, UT @ Depot *

9/9: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre *

9/11: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

10/16: Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre *

10/17: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre *

10/24: Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater *

10/25: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

* w/Dan Deacon

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