Published Dec 05, 2008The release of Animal Collective's much-anticipated Merriweather Post Pavilion may be nearly two months away but already the band are talking about its follow-up. And not just any follow-up, but what they're calling a "visual record."
In an interview with Billboard, AC's Dave Portner (aka Avey Tare) said the group are in the midst of working on a film project for which they'll supply the soundtrack. "The lines were really blurry when we started," Portner said. "It was going to be a film, like a feature film, but by no means a narrative. It's more collaborative, between us and our friend Danny Perez, who did one of our music videos."
Portner says Perez, who did Animal Collective's "Who Could Win a Rabbit?" video, has been collecting visuals for the yet-untitled project for more than two years and that Animal Collective will soon begin working on the music. "This year, we got to a place where we can start doing demos and nailing all the sounds down while we're at home," Portner explains. "It's something new for all of us. It's been a work-as-we-go process."
However, Portner didn't give any indication of when we could expect to see a release. Let's just hope it doesn't take as long as that 3LP live box set, which AC began talking about way back in 2006 but have yet to deliver.
Animal Collective "Who Could Win A Rabbit"