Animal Collective | 23/04/13

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Animal Collective is happy to announce the Monkey Been to Burn Town remix EP, set for release on 12” vinyl (RUG525T) and digital (RUG525D) on May 27th. Drawing from the band's latest record Centipede Hz, the EP features remixes of "Monkey Riches" by Gang Gang Dance's Brian Degraw, Chicago Juke producer Traxman and New York underground dance producers Teengirl Fantasy, as well as a remix of "New Town Burnout" by Seattle based hip-hop collective Shabazz Palaces. Listen to Brian Degraw's remix of “Monkey Riches” here.

The Monkey Been To Burn Town EP can be preordered on 12” vinyl here. Everyone who pre-orders from Dom Mart will get an instant gratification mp3 download of Brian Degraw's remix.

The band is returning to Europe next month for headline performances at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain and at Field Day in London, before embarking on a summer North American tour.

For a taste of the band’s live show, watch the band’s live videos for “Applesauce,” “Moonjock” and “Amanita” here. Filmed in conjunction with The Creators Project, the videos catch the band’s impressive stage show, which was aptly described by Pitchfork as “giant, gap-toothed Nickelodeon dentures on either side, a curved inflatable structure that resembled scorpion tails dipped in PAAS dye, a centralized TV running constant, blaring images. Basically, the cover of Centipede Hz gone widescreen.”

Earlier in 2012, Animal Collective released their 10th and latest album Centipede Hz. The band’s first record since 2007’s Strawberry Jam to feature all four original band members, Avey Tare, Panda Bear, Geologist and Deakin, Centipede Hz was hailed by critics as a return to Animal Collective’s experimental roots. The album can be ordered via the Animal Collective webstore here


A1 - Monkey Riches (Brian DeGraw [Gang Gang Dance] Remix)
A2 - Monkey Riches (Tha Traxman Teklife Remix)
B1 - New Town Burnout (Shabazz Palaces Remix)
B2 - Monkey Riches (Teengirl Fantasy Remix)