Animal Collective Unveil Intoxicating "Golden Gal" Video
Tue, 16 Feb 2016 12:31:58
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Animal Collective is preparing to unveil its 10th studio LP, Painting With, on February 19th via Domino. But before the release, the band put out another mesmerizing piece of eye candy to accompany the third track, "Golden Gal," released from the album. Just like the two previously released videos for "FloriDada" and "Lying in the Grass," "Golden Gal" is colorful, spiritual, and full of life. The video was directed by Celeste Potter who recently worked with Courtney Barnett and Husky.
The track samples The Golden Girls and the video presents a young pigtailed girl. The spritely female's head spins as she jumps rope and takes in her colorful, precipitation-filled small town. The video is a mesmerizing, hallucinogenic trip, and displays the wonder felt and seen by a child.
Brian "Geologist" Weitz told Rolling Stone, "We talked about no ambient [passages]. Even [2009's] Merriweather Post Pavillion, people were saying was our poppiest record up to that point, but there still were like long, drawn-out passages of drone. With this one we were just like in and out. No long buildups to get to it, no long outros. We talked about, like, our Ramones record."
Animal Collective is currently on tour with upcoming gigs in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, and many more. After playing the McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Phoenix, Arizona on March 11th, the band heads to Europe for most of April before returning to the U.S. then they will head back to Europe for two currently scheduled festival shows at Primavera Sound and Bestival.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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