Animal Collective @ Pitchfork 7.15.11
July 20th, 2011 by Matt
My favorite part of Animal Collective’s set was also what I felt needed the most editing. On this tour, Animal Collective have begun linking their songs together more than they already did. Songs bleed into one another through jams, percussion or even the DJ-like use of samples and riffs. At some moments it was incredible — the length build up to “Brothersport” — and at others it was tiring. That said, I still think it’s the best change to their live show since they got a light show.
The only other thing that must be said is that I was able to hear one of my all time favorite Animal Collective songs: “Did You See the Words.” I haven’t heard it live since 2005 and figured I never would again. It was an incredible addition and a nice gesture from a band that’s known for rarely diving further back in their catalogue than a year and a half.