Published Dec 12, 2008For Animal Collective fans chomping at the bit to get ahold of the band's upcoming new full-length, Merriweather Post Pavilion, there's some good news for you: Domino has pushed up the record's vinyl release by two weeks. The 180-gram, double-LP edition is now set to hit shops January 6, while the CD and digital release are keeping the original January 20 due date.
Also, to celebrate Merriweather's release, Domino is planning a bunch of listening parties across North America. The parties will take place at various record stores and venues in the U.S. and Canada during the week of the vinyl's release and will feature exclusive AC swag like giants posters and download cards, ticket giveaways and free Domino merch. Each party will play out a little differently and the specifics of each will be available on the host's website.
Below is the list of parties confirmed so far, with more expected to be announced shortly. For more info, you can visit Domino's U.S. website.
Anchorage, AK - KRUA Presents*
Atlanta, GA - Criminal Records - Jan. 1 @ 4 p.m.
Austin, TX - End Of And Ear Records & KVRX - Jan. 3 @ 6 p.m.
Boston, MA - WZBC presents*
Chicago, IL - WHPK presents*
Dallas, TX - Gorilla Vs. Bear Presents*
Eugene, OR - KWVA Presents*
Lawrence, KS - Love Garden Sounds & KJHK - Jan. 6
Los Angeles, CA - Fingerprints Records & KXLU - Jan. 6
Miami, FL - WRGP Presents*
Minneapolis, MN - KUOM Presents*
New York, NY - Other Music Presents - Jan. 5
Philadelphia, PA - WXPN Presents*
Portland, OR - Music Millennium - Jan. 3 @ 6 p.m.
Raleigh, NC - WKNC Presents*
San Francisco, CA - Terrorbird Presents @ The Knockout - Jan. 6, 7-10 p.m.**
Santa Cruz, CA - KZSC Presents*
Seattle, WA - KUPS Presents*
St. Louis, MO - Vintage Vinyl & KDHX - Jan. 6
Vancouver, BC - CFUV presents*
*Location & Date TBA
** with Maus Haus, French Miami
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