Animal Collective‘s new album Painting With is out Friday, Feb. 19, and we’ll have it on CD and vinyl with a free tote bag, posters of Geologist, Avey Tare and Panda Bear (one for each of the three different album covers) and zoetropic slipmat – quite possibly the best slipmat ever. Seriously, check out this video:
Painting With is the 11th full length Animal Collective album. For fifteen years they have been rewriting the musical map, their line-up and aesthetic shifting with each astonishing release as they continue their pursuit of a new psychedelia. The result: Painting With. Warm and personal, dizzying and high definition, concerned with art and the human experience, and the meeting of both – creating something elemental, joyous, and unmistakably Animal Collective.
There are three different album covers, one for each member in the band – Avey Tare, Geologist, and Panda Bear. Each copy will include a sticker sheet with the album title printed in a variety of languages, so you can sticker the album with the language(s) you prefer.