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At the end of July, Animal Collective released “Today’s Supernatural,” the single from their upcoming release Centipede Hz due out in early September.  Before listening to the track, the reemergence of Deakin has been tremendous as seen on the Honeycomb / Gotham split.  One might think after the critically acclaimed, and Deakin-less, Merriweather Post Pavilion that Animal Collective would be better without Deakin’s trippy riffs.  Yet, after listening to “Gotham,” where the guitar riffs drip like a hot rain, it is clear that the depth and layering of their sound is much more developed than before.

That brings us back to “Today’s Supernatural,” a frantically uptempo track that defines the growth since Strawberry Jam.   The track is unusually heavy (reminiscent of “For Reverend Green”), with Panda Bear’s masterful percussion skills throbbing throughout, while Avey Tare shows a multitude of vocal dynamics and moods.  Lyrically, Tare paints a picture of the willingness to adventure beyond some mundane life and quite literally ‘letting go’ and enjoying the ride.  How the bookend of this ride will sound remains to be seen, but we damn well know Centipede Hz will be an interesting trip, as always.

Animal Collective – Today’s Supernatural





breakingthefragile
08.14.12
I think I can already safely say that this album is going to be a strong contender for AOTY. I just have this feeling, that and my expectations are set pretty high after Merriweather, as are everyone else's I'm sure.

SabertoothMonocle
08.14.12
cmon LELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELELE

Spare
08.14.12
yeah album's gonna be pretty darn good

Piglet
08.14.12
LET GOOOO

Omaha
08.14.12
This is alright. Too much is happening at once, but then again, this IS AnCo...

Lakes.
08.14.12
yeah i didn't like this song the last time i heard it but i'll give it another go

someguest
08.16.12
I thought this was going to be Downer.

Anyway, cool article Flatley.

robertsona
08.16.12
didnt really go for this song too much either; luv honeycomb and gotham tho

ibringyoufire
08.17.12
Wasn't as big a fan of Merriweather as most, but still pretty damn excited for this album.

Xenophanes
08.17.12
I just don't care too much for this band. That song is absolutely terrible.

Satellite
08.17.12
if you enjoy this song you are a stupid asshole js

hesperus
08.18.12
Goddamn, I miss the days of Feels.

amanwithahammer
08.22.12
shit song

Aids
08.23.12
Sat and Xeno, never thought I'd say this, but you guys are fucking LAME

this song is ruling my brain right now.

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