More surreal psychedelic experimentation... Animal Collective are not your traditional band, in fact they aren't a band at all. They like to approach things in their own way, recording whole albums in one take on a porch (Campfire Songs), playing gigs without gaps between songs, constantly changing roles within the band and now controlling all aspects of what they do by setting up their own label, Paw Tracks.
Last years "Sung Tongs" album is them at their most commercial but still contains songs like "Meeting Friends" which is 14 minutes long without a chorus in sight.
"Leaf House" is one of their more lucid pop moments, sounding a bit like a cross between Brian Wilson in the sandpit and the Anne character from "Little Britain".
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