A New Single Has Been Released by the Animal Collective

Animal Collective have announced a UK and European tour, as well as the release of a new single. Following a spring tour in the United States, Avey Tare, Panda Bear, Geologist, and Deakin of the band will begin a European tour on November 2 at Dolan’s in Limerick, Ireland.

Post this, they’ll make several stops in Dublin, Bristol, Manchester, and Glasgow before travelling to mainland Europe for a string of shows that will end on November 27 in Cologne. Animal Collective will release ‘Time Skiffs,’ their 11th studio album, on February 4 via Domino; it will be their first since 2016’s ‘Painting With.’

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Following the release of their recent songs ‘Prester John’ and ‘Walker,’ which is a tribute to Scott Walker, the band has now released a third track from their upcoming album, ‘Strung With Everything,’ an experimental, psychedelia-inspired record that clocks in at nearly seven minutes.

The song is accompanied by a vibrant animated video directed by Abby Portner. Discussing her work with the band and the video, she said: “Recently for Animal Collective’s live shows I have been designing and animating all of the video content out of cut paper. I have been editing together symbols and coloured static silhouettes that match the music’s feeling and rhythm. The videos are like pictographs that tell a story organically and simply.

“For the ‘Strung With Everything’ video we wanted to continue with this process to match the style of the band’s live shows in a music video.”

Watch the video below.

Check out Animal Collective’s UK and Ireland tour dates below.


2 – Limerick, Ireland – Dolans

3 – Dublin, Ireland – National Concert Hall

6 – Bristol, UK – SWX

7 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall

9 – Glasgow, UK – Saint Luke’s

All other dates can be found on the band’s official website.Since the release of their last album, Animal Collective has released three EPs: ‘The Painters’ and ‘Meeting Of The Waters’ in 2017, and ‘Bridge To Quiet’ in 2020. NME concluded in a review of the band’s most recent studio album, “Overall, ‘Painting With’ is a dizzying, lurid treat, almost too much to take in, craving its natural habitat. And it’ll really come alive out in the wild.”