This single, particularly a-side Honeycomb, feels very much like business as usual for Animal Collective. You
could call Honeycomb an ecstatic three-minute summation of their last three albums; it has the rough 'n'
tumble execution of 'Feels', the soaring vocals of 'Merriweather Post Pavilion', and the melodic sweetness of
'Strawberry Jam'. Melancholic b-side Gotham isn't quite so familiar-sounding, featuring a heartbreaking vocal
from Avey Tare that sighs across lethargic guitar and unhurried drums. It isn't the blast of energy and colour
Honeycomb is, but may well be the superior track. All in all Honeycomb/Gotham is a fantastic, if slightly
inessential pre-'Centipede' single.