Published Oct 09, 2009All right, mystery solved: Animal Collective have confirmed they will be releasing both a "Brother Sport" single and a new EP called Fall Be Kind. While speaking to Pitchfork, AC's Avey Tare revealed the new EP is made up of five tracks - "Graze," "What Would I Want? Sky," "Bleed" "On a Highway" and "I Think I Can" - and that it's "darker" than Merriweather Post Pavilion but "not abrasive dark or anything."
"It's like 28 minutes long, five songs," says Avey Tare (aka Dave Portner). "The title is kind of a play on 'fall behind,' when you move the clocks back. Everything seems to be very seasonal or weather-oriented for us this year. I wanted to keep it a little bit in line with that. It felt like Merriweather Post Pavilion was really springy or summery. We always try and push for our releases to come out at a specific time. It didn't really happen with Merriweather, unfortunately, but that's because we just really wanted to get that one out quickly. But with this one, we were hoping it would come out in the fall, so Fall Be Kind. I think digitally it's probably going to come out in the middle of November, with a pre-order kind of thing for vinyl or CD for the beginning of December."
He did not give a firm released day for Fall Be Kind, but we should see a release before the start of 2010, or as Amazon listed it, on December 8. As for that "Brother Sport" single, the release date has been moved up and it's now heading our way on November 8 instead of December 8. You can pre-order it here.
You can also check out more of Avey Tare's interview over here, where he mentions something about a taking "a break."