In support of their highly anticipated new album Centipede Hz, Animal Collective is touring the U.S. and Europe, including two consecutive nights scheduled at The Fox Theater in Oakland. All four members will be performing together on September 21st and 22nd, with support from Micachu and the Shapes.
Centipede Hz received mixed reviews as the noisier, more challenging follow-up to 2009’s Merriweather Post Pavilion. The album also marks the return of founding member Deakin (Josh Dibb), who sat out during the production of MPP. Centipede Hz, released September 4th on Domino Records, features the single “Today’s Supernatural”, which was given the video treatment from frequent collaborator Danny Perez. Watch the Burning Man-appropriate video below, courtesy of the band’s label.
The quartet also recently recorded a new, non-album track called “Crimson” live on KCRW‘s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” radio program. Listen to the track below, via KCRW’s SoundCloud.
Animal Collective will more than likely debut additional new songs on their current tour, as the band often does. Early versions of several Centipede Hz tracks were performed the last time the band was in the Bay Area, on April 13, 2011 at Great American Music Hall.
Micachu and the Shapes — the experimental pop outfit out of the UK — will be opening for Animal Collective both nights at The Fox. Mica Levi’s second album Never was released earlier this summer and can be streamed in its entirety here.
Catch both bands on September 21st and 22nd, 2012 at The Fox. As of now, tickets are still available.
Animal Collective, Micachu and the Shapes
The Fox Theatre
September 21 & 22, 2012