Animal Collective's new video: Awesome, but possibly requires Dramamine
Hey, remember when a number of music blogs declared the album-of-the-year race over only two weeks into January, after Animal Collective’s electro-slice-of-heaven Merriweather Post Pavilion was released?
Yeah, me neither. It feels like ages ago. Luckily, the band has released a kaleidoscopic new video for “Summertime Clothes” just in time to remind those with short-term memory loss (i.e. me) that Merriweather had some serious jams. (This and “My Girls” chief among them.)
The neon-colored clip is practically seizure-inducing with its rapid-fire imagery. If you think you’re starting to hallucinate and start seeing people dancing in plastic bubbles, don’t freak out (too much) — it’s all just part of the mind-trip that is this video, easily the most wonderfully ridiculous since Grizzly Bear’s “Two Weeks.” Check it out below: