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    Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:59:41

    Animal Collective's Deakin To Release First Solo Album, Shares Video "Just Am" -

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    • Animal Collective - ROYAL OAK, MI - DECEMBER 04: Josh Dibb of Animal Collective performs at The Royal Oak Music Theater on December 4, 2013 in Royal Oak, Michigan.
    • Animal Collective - ROYAL OAK, MI - DECEMBER 04: Josh Dibb of Animal Collective performs at The Royal Oak Music Theater on December 4, 2013 in Royal Oak, Michigan.
    • Animal Collective - ROYAL OAK, MI - DECEMBER 04: Animal Collective performs at The Royal Oak Music Theater on December 4, 2013 in Royal Oak, Michigan.

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    Animal Collective’s Deakin, aka Josh Dibb, will be releasing his first solo album, Sleep Cycle. He has also shared the video for the first track off the record "Just Am.” The album will be unveiled come Friday, April 8th, and be available on many digital platforms including iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and Spotify. Deakin did not participate on Animal Collective’s newest album, Painting With, which came out in February.

    According to a press release, "The album originally began as a Kickstarter project in which Josh would travel to Mali to play at the Festival in the Desert and raise money for Temedt, an organization that is working to end slavery in Mali.

    Due to personal and professional issues the project has been delayed for years. Most speculated that Deakin used the money that was raised to cover his own travel expenses. This was not the case. The entire trip and all of the subsequent costs to design manufacture and deliver the rewards were self funded except for a small portion that was set aside to help with a portion of shipping and manufacturing costs.

    Last week Josh completed and delivered all promised rewards to every backer that supplied the necessary shipping information. The rewards varied based on donation amount but included a cassette version of Sleep Cycle (currently the only planned physical release of this album), digital download of Sleep Cycle, a 50 page full-color art book, two posters, links to a 14 minute video made by Brian DeGraw using footage that Josh shot in Mali, a music video for "Just Am” along with two tracks he recorded of bands he saw at the festival."

    Check out the tracklist below:

    1. Golden Chords
    2. Just Am
    3. Shadow Mine
    4. Footy
    5. Seed Song
    6. Good House

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