Published Sep 10, 2012Animal Collective's new album, Centipede Hz, is a cluttered and hectic listen, but fans of the group's more mellow work will be pleased by their new radio session for Seattle's KEXP. It finds them performing the Centipede Hz cuts "Wide Eyed" and "Pulleys" in stripped-down form along with "Honeycomb."
The Deakin-sung "Wide Eyed" sounds impressive in this form, with lazy percussion accented by acoustic plucking and woozy, psychedelic ambience. "Pulleys" gets a similarly rustic makeover. If the group had chosen to record their new tunes in the style of 2004's Sung Tongs, it might have sounded something like this.
The 18-minute session also contains an interview and an electronic performance of the recent single "Honeycomb." Take a listen below.