‘Feels’ was Animal Collective’s 6th studio album and was originally released on April 22, 2015. The album brought huge critical acclaim and is a fan favourite. The two-disc vinyl, long out of print, is in stores and available for order now via the bands label My Animal Home at http://bit.ly/feelsonvinyl.
‘Feels’ vinyl track listing
Did You See The Words
The Purple Bottle
Turn Into Something
‘Feels’ was made by all four animals in the collective: Panda Bear, Avey Tare, Geologist and Deakin, along with a few contributions from guests outside the core group (including Eyvind Kang and Doctess). Pitchfork ranked the album the 55th best album of its decade and had perfect or near perfect ratings at Entertainment Weekly, The Wire and others.
To celebrate the reissue, the band is also releasing a live bootleg (recorded by Sparkle Girl) from their August 22, 2004 performance at Neumos in Seattle, WA. Take a listen to the show via Soundcloud below.
“The show was the first time [producer] Scott Colburn heard any of the ‘Feels’ songs,” says Brian Weitz. “We had already asked him to record the album but we didnt have demos and he wanted to hear the material first. He was playing in Climax Golden Twins at the time, who were also on the bill with us and Black Dice that night, so this was the test. Luckily, our set sealed the deal and we all moved into his house six months later to start tracking. A small part of us never left. If we’ve seemed a bit rushed after Seattle shows in the years since, it’s because we were in a hurry to get back there for another late night VHS horror movie screening.”
Animal Collective – Live At Neumos (Seattle, WA – 08/22/04) track listing
Did You See the Words
Kids On Holiday
The Purple Bottle
Show recorded by Sparkle Girl
For more information on Animal Collective, visit http://myanimalhome.net/.