Our favorite kaleidoscopic indie poppers Animal Collective are poised to release a 10″ single next month with “Applesauce”, a highlight from September’s Centipede Hz as the A-side. On the flip, they’re planning on releasing a studio recording of “Crimson,” which was a staple of their 2011 live sets. It sports an atypically subdued Avey Tare vocal take and the gummy dubby production that marked Hz, though in notably less insistent fashion.
Today the track premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC radio show, and we have a rip of it below for listening and downloading pleasure.
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
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We talk with Yvonne Ambree and Jesse Barnes of Take Berlin about some of the records which influenced the recording of their debut EP, Lionize.
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