Published Nov 25, 2015Thanksgiving is tomorrow (November 26) in the U.S., meaning that it's a busy travel time down south, with lots of folks flying home to see their families. It seems that Animal Collective are taking advantage of the high volume of travellers in order to get a little publicity, since they are reportedly premiering their new album at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Meanwhile, an apparent title and release date have emerged.
Although the news hasn't been officially confirmed, the sleuths over on Reddit have uncovered numerous hints that the album is currently streaming at the airport, which serves the Baltimore and Washington, DC area.
Furthermore, Brooklyn Vegan reports that one of its writers used the music-identifying app Shazam, and the app said that the album is called Floridada, and it will be out on Monday (November 30). The cover art from Shazam is above.
UPDATE (11/25, 4:00 p.m.): In an Instagram comment, Tare clarified that "Floridada" is the name of a song from the record, not the title of the record itself. It's unclear if November 30 is the release date for the album, or just the single.
Much of the info about the airport stream traces back to Instagram user Matt Baetz who, not coincidentally, happens to be Avey Tare's cousin. He wrote, "@aveytare_voiceofthefly is it just me or did I hear the NEW animal collective record at, of all places, @bwi airport ??? Hehehe @anmlcollective #bathroomacousticsrock."
Avey responded cryptically, but seemingly confirmed the news with the following post:
Meanwhile, Baetz has now updated his Instagram bio to clarify the areas of the airport where the album can be heard. He reportedly confirmed to members of the Collected Animals fan forum that the album will be on a loop until 6 p.m. tonight.
The band recorded the album earlier this year at EastWest Studios in Los Angeles and recently have teased its release several times. Stay tuned for updates as we have them.