Album Review: Avey Tare – Cows on Hourglass Pond

By Kiah Easton, Staff Writer [Domino; 2019] Rating: 7/10 Key tracks: “What’s The Goodside?”, “Eyes On Eyes”, “HORS_” David Portner of Avey Tare, most popularly known for co-founding Animal Collective, released a new, full-length project entitled Cows on Hourglass Pond. Clearly a driving force within Animal Collective, this project reminisces his softer, narrative tracks within…

What We’re Playing – Week of 2/27/17

Animal Collective – The Painters EP The newest EP from Baltimore-based indie titans Animal Collective is a companion EP to last year’s Painting With, featuring four colorful and psychedelic pop songs that are arguably some of their best material in a while. Los Campesinos! – Sick Scenes Almost 10 years into their career, the sixth…

Album Review: Animal Collective – Painting With

By Megan Fair, General Manager [Domino; 2016] Rating: 3/5 Key Tracks: “FloriDada,” “Lying In The Grass” Animal Collective has always been the embodiment of whimsy. Tantalizing polyrhythms, hundreds of layers of samples and absurd lyricism marry in a strange polyamorous, polygamist union to gnarl and twist pop melodies and danceable patterns into inventive, boundary breaking music that…