I'm driving to this all the way from Seattle because holy shit.
Saturday, December 12, 2015 6 PM – 6 AM Free (donations are welcomed) 356 S. Mission Rd. LA, CA 90033
Join dublab and 356 Mission for Tonalism, dublab’s annual all-night ambient happening. Inspired by La Monte Young’s “Dream House” as well as the work of musicians and composers such as Terry Riley, Yoko Ono and John Cage. Tonalism combines sound and visual elements to create an experience that audiences can enjoy over an extended period of time. Live musicians, DJs and video artists play and perform throughout the night; starting at sunset and ending at sunrise. Complimentary tea and water are provided to all who attend.
Audience members are encouraged to bring pillows, cushions, bean bags and sleeping bags to lay down and enjoy twelve hours of live performances and DJ sets, along with video projections, in a six-speaker surround sound setting. Attendees can also bring their own refreshments, light food and beverages.
Line Up & Schedule 6pm: Klang Association feat. Anna Homler (Breadwoman), Jorge Martin, Jeff Schwartz 7pm: sodapop 8pm: Hoseh 9pm: Miles Cooper Seaton & Heather McIntosh (Akron Family) 10pm: Drip City (Bjorn and Aaron from Black Dice) 11pm: Avey Tare (Animal Collective) 12am: Geologist (Animal Collective) 1am: Deaken (Animal Collective) 2am: Brian Degraw (Gang Gang Dance) 3am: $3.33 4am: Angela Seo (Xiu Xiu) 5am: George Jensen
Holy Hell. It cracks me up that 'Painting With' is being described as their most "minimalist" album (what does that word even mean in the realm of AC?) The time signatures are cray cray, very fast, bouncy and fun. Super interesting Avey/Panda vocal syncopation like we heard in Floridada appears to be consistent throughout the album. Can't wait to see how they handle this shit live.
"The giddy, harmony-soaked, "Wipeout"-borrowing four-minute single is the opening track of a record the band tells Rolling Stone was intended to be "minimal," made of "short blasts" and not soaked in the reverb the band had built their woozy sound on. Dizzyingly upbeat and gloriously realized, the new album bounces and pops with an urgent, ecstatic energy, propelled by polyrhythmic beats and gurgling modular synth, with Noah Lennox and Dave Portner’s vocals gleefully falling in and out of syncopation and off-kilter harmony. Working as a trio, Portner (Avey Tare), Lennox (Panda Bear) and Brian Weitz (Geologist) began trading demos in early 2015, pursuing a goal of what Portner calls “really short songs: no B.S, get in, get out material…” The three met in Asheville during that spring and began exploring the songs together. Recording took place in the legendary EastWest Studios in Hollywood, home to sessions by The Beach Boys and Marvin Gaye. The album features contributions from John Cale and Colin Stetson, and was engineered by Sonny DiPerri.
The result: Painting With. Warm and personal, kaleidoscopic and high definition, concerned with art (Cubism, Dadaism, and the distorted way those artists viewed the world) and the human experience, and the meeting of both - creating something elemental, joyous, and unmistakably Animal Collective.
"Everything seems drenched in reverb these days, and is so distant," David "Avey Tare" Portner tells Rolling Stone. "In a way, it was a reaction to that."
Seeing them in 2013 was one of the best concerts I've ever been to, I was genuinely brought to tears on the hillside that night.
OMG I WANT IT SO BAD. I don't think you can top The Gorge for a Sigur Ros show, unless you fly to Iceland. However, there are no US tour dates and the tour starts in June, so Sasquatch is probably out.
Post by Geoffrey Jellineck on Nov 17, 2015 9:45:12 GMT -8
MEOW MEOW! Animal Collective just announced another tour date, McDowell Mountain Music Festival (Phoenix) in March and Levitation in April. These are both a bit smaller than Sasquatch, with AC getting headlining slots! C'MON SNAAAACKS, LATE.NIGHT.SET.
Also, I think we might be gettin that fresh single soon based on this:
I was internally speculating about Big Grams. I think it would be cool as hell if they played, I just wasn't sure if they were actually performing live together or if the album was just a one off thing.
Ah! Fuck, why does Austin have to be so far away? I know there is little to no crossover between Levitation and Sasquatch, but I have small children I could offer in sacrifice if it would get us Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds at the Gorge.
Got my levitation ticket. I can't even believe I'm about to see Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds and my favorite band (Animal Collective, who were heavily influenced by the Beach Boys) in the same weekend. Avey Tare actually let the cat out of the bag a day before the official announcement in a comment on his Instagram. I thought it was a joke bc it was too good to be true. I've been listening to the Beach Boys a lot lately in preparation, it's the strangest thing because I was WAY into them from 2nd-6th grade, so when I hear them now I get all these super old memories coming back to me. I actually have choreographed dances with my step sister to "409", "Surfer Girl" and "Help me Rhonda" that I had almost forgotten about until now. My step dad was a drummer in a band in Hawaii and he got to open for the Beach Boys a few times. Listening to his vinyl BB records was one of the ways we bonded. Most of the bands I listened to as a very young child aren't worth listening to anymore but god damn the Beach Boys/Brian Wilson were so far ahead of their time, re-listening almost 20 years later and I am still so impressed. Can't fuckin wait.