Photo by Hisham Akira Bharoocha / Abby Portner

For Fans Of: Atlas Sound, Dan Deacon, Neutral Milk Hotel, TV On The Radio, of Montreal, The Flaming Lips

Animal Collective is pleased to announce the release of their eleventh full-length album, Painting With. The record is the followup to 2012’s Centipede Hz will be out globally on February 19 via Domino. Today, the band share first single “FloriDada”.

“A freaking blast… this song is a good time” – Vulture/New York Mag

“the springy, exciting music we’ve all come to know the group for” – VICE

“it’s bright and brash and it brims with youthful energy” – THE FADER

“[their] most colorful work” – Entertainment Weekly

For fifteen years Animal Collective has been rewriting the musical map, their line-up and aesthetic shifting with each astonishing release as they continue their pursuit of a new psychedelia. Their wild path has taken them from cramped concrete basement shows and forest floor singalongs to immersive installations at the Guggenheim and performances to millions on national television. So where to from here?

Dizzyingly upbeat and gloriously realized, their new LP bounces and pops with an urgent, ecstatic energy, propelled by polyrhythmic beats and gurgling modular synth, with Noah Lennox and Dave Portner’s vocals gleefully falling in and out of syncopation and off-kilter harmony.

Working as a trio, Portner (Avey Tare), Lennox (Panda Bear) and Brian Weitz (Geologist) began trading demos in early 2015, pursuing a goal of what Portner calls “really short songs: no B.S, get in, get out material…” The three met up in Asheville during that Spring and began exploring the songs together. Recording took place in the legendary EastWest Studios in Hollywood, home to sessions by The Beach Boys and Marvin Gaye. The album features contributions from John Cale and Colin Stetson, and was engineered by Sonny DiPerri.

The result: Painting With. Warm and personal, kaleidoscopic and high definition, concerned with art (Cubism, Dadaism, and the distorted way those artists viewed the world) and the human experience, and the meeting of both – creating something elemental, joyous, and unmistakably Animal Collective.

Painting With will be available in standard CD, LP, and a deluxe LP + 7″ + zoetropic turntable slipmat formats. The album in CD and LP formats will be available in three different covers, featuring each Animal Collective member – Avey Tare, Geologist, and Panda Bear – as painted by Brian DeGraw. The deluxe LP + 7″ + turntable slipmat format exclusively available via the Animal Collective and Domino webstores includes a choice of one of the three covers, in addition to a limited edition 7″ featuring two exclusive non-album tracks mailed at a later date, and a slipmat that animates when activated in part with a strobe light. All pre-orders come with an instant download of “FloriDada”.

Update: Animal Collective is pleased to announce an extensive worldwide tour in 2016, in support of their recently announced new album, Painting With. Starting in Philadelphia on album release day, the dates across North America and Europe will be the first live Animal Collective shows since 2013.

Tickets to all shows go on sale this coming Friday, December 11th. For a full list of dates, see below.



Album art by Brian DeGraw

Painting With Tracklisting:

1. FloriDada
2. Hocus Pocus
3. Vertical
4. Lying In The Grass
5. The Burglars
6. Natural Selection
7. Bagels In Kiev
8. On Delay
9. Spilling Guts
10. Summing The Wretch
11. Golden Gal
12. Recycling

Animal Collective 2016 Tour Dates

Fri Feb 19 || Philadelphia, PA || Union Transfer*
Sat Feb 20 || Portsmouth, NH || 3S Artspace*
Mon Feb 22 || Boston, MA || Royale Boston*
Tues Feb 23 || New York, NY || Irving Plaza*
Fri Feb 26 || Columbus, OH || Newport Music Hall*
Sat Feb 27 || Chicago, IL || Concord Music Hall*
Sun Feb 28 || Minneapolis, MN || First Avenue*
Tues Mar 1 || Denver, CO || Ogden Theatre*
Wed Mar 2 || Salt Lake City, UT || The Depot*
Fri Mar 4 || Seattle, WA || Neptune*
Sat Mar 5 || Portland, OR || Roseland Theater*
Mon Mar 7 || Oakland, CA || Fox Theater*
Tues Mar 8 || Los Angeles, CA || The Fonda Theatre*
Fri Mar 11-Sun Mar 13 || Phoenix, AZ || McDowell Mountain Music Festival
Fri Apr 1 || Brussels, Belgium || Botanique – Orangerie^
Sat Apr 2 || The Hague, Holland || Rewire Festival @ Paard van Troje
Mon Apr 4 || Hamburg, Germany || Uebel & Gefahrlich^
Tues Apr 5 | Berlin, Germany || Postbahnhof^
Thurs Apr 7 || Milan, Italy || C2C Festival @ Magazzini Generali^
Fri Apr 8 || Stans, Switzerland || Stanser Musiktage Festival @ Kollegi
Sat Apr 9 || Paris, France || La Cigale^
Mon Apr 11 || London, UK || 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire^
Wed Apr 13 || Manchester, UK || Manchester Academy^
Thurs Apr 28 || Fayetteville, AR || George’s Majestic Lounge+
Fri Apr 29-Sun May 1 || Austin, TX || Levitation
Sun May 1 || Tulsa, OK || Cains Ballroom+
Tues May 3 || St. Louis, MO || The Pageant+
Wed May 4 || Royal Oak, MI || Royal Oak Music Theatre+
Fri May 6 || Nashville, TN || Marathon Music Works+
Sat May 7 || Atlanta, GA || Buckhead Theatre+
Sun May 8 || Asheville, NC || Orange Peel+
Tues May 10 || Washington, DC || 9:30 Club+
Fri May 13 || Wilmington, DE || World Café Live at the Queen+
Sat May 14 || Sayreville, NJ || Starland Ballroom+

* with Ratking
^ with GFOTY
+ with Kaitlyn Smith