Animal Collective – Today’s Supernatural Music Video, Tour Dates

Animal Collective go Chinese opera face paint and Burning Man desert warriors in this new perfromance art video. Directed by long-time collaborator Danny Perez, this video for “Today’s Supernatural” comes off the collective’s new album, Centipeze Hz, which will come out September 3rd. The track sees the band pulling back from dreamy sonics and into driving, forward-moving territory, and all brutality is powered by fleshy pianos David Cronenberg could find pride in, disconnected arms, and 3D color offsets. This video will have you scratching your hoary head, at the very least.

Tomorrow night, August 19th, Animal Collective will premiere Centipede Hz LIVE on Animal Collective Radio ( Details, tour dates, and music video after the jump.


Plus a David Cronenberg P.S. from “Long Live The New Flesh”, to be avoided by the faint of heart!

At 9PM EST the transmission will begin with Geologist’s radio show followed immediately by the album premiere. Geologist describes as follows:

“My show is actually a version of a mix I made for Ben Allen (Centipede Hz Producer) before we went into the studio. He asked us for a list of songs that we might reference in terms of sound and vibe so he could understand how we wanted the album to sound. We put together a list of songs that either encompassed the overall sound and vibe, or just had specific things we liked, such as drums sounds, or vocal effects. Rather than just send him each song, I thought it’d be fun to make transitions in between each track and sequence it out into 4 separate continuous hypothetical LP sides, which is what we were thinking for the sequencing of our album. For the final show of AC Radio we thought it’d be cool to play this inspirational mix and the album back to back.”

For more from Geologist about his mix and Animal Collective radio, watch an exclusive new interview at The Creators Project:

* w/ Micachu and the Shapes
# w/ Flying Lotus, Huun Huur Tu

09-18 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre *
09-19 Vancouver, BC – Malkin Bowl *
09-20 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom *
09-21 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre *
09-22 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre *
09-23 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl #
09-25 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues *
09-27 Dallas, TX – House of Blues *
09-28 Austin, TX – The Backyard *
09-29 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues *
09-30 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle *
10/02 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion *
10/03 Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts *
10/05 Brooklyn, NY – Williamsburg Park *


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Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits.

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