| July 30, 2012
Animal Collective – Today’s Supernatural


Not all of Animal Collective is for everyone. There was a time not so long ago when AnCo fans would have balked to hear that their beloved experimental psychedelic Baltimoreans were headlining major music festivals. But, as they are wont to do, times and tastes have changed, and this time the pendulum seems to be headed towards the pleasingly perverse end of the spectrum. A band that once garnered only a dedicated fan base has been undeniably seeping into the public consciousness since the release of Merriweather Post Pavilion in 2009: I heard “My Girls” playing in the Starbucks at Union Station just last week and now the band even has their own weekly radio show.

On last night’s debut installment of the show, the Baltimore natives premiered “Today’s Supernatural,” the first single from their upcoming album, Centipede Hz. Chock full of colorful, whirling, acid-inspired synths, the track is a bit more accessible than their previous single, “Honeycomb.” While admittedly still a little out there—allow yourself a few listens to really digest everything it has to offer—the track foretells of a world in which full-fledged strangeness has become the norm. Check out the video for the new track above and pre-order the album, out September 4th via Domino, here.