Animal Collective + Grateful Dead = Awesome

18 12 2009

Fall Be Kind EP, Animal Collective’s new five-song EP, comes only eleven months after their critically acclaimed and commercially successful album Merriweather Post Pavilion, which helped Animal Collective break into the mainstream with hits like “My Girls” and “Summertime Clothes.”  “Why Would I Want? Sky” features the first licensed sample of Grateful Dead (their song “Unbroken Chain”), and the track overall is melodic and extremely pleasant…

Besides “Why Would I Want? Sky,” Fall Be Kind definitely has some other gems on this 5 track EP. The first song, “Graze”, switches from a tense opening section to a joyful, flute-laden uptempo track. The last three songs on the EP are a bit more experimental, almost a bit reminiscent of their earlier, more chaotic earlier work (Strawberry Jam, Feels). Still, Fall Be Kind is an EP that you don’t want to miss if you like Animal Collective, it is a joyful and interesting listen that is appealing while still unexpected and original…. love it.

Download full MP3 Animal Collective Shows here.

-Duffy

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