Animal Collective - Feels (Fat Cat)
Seemingly recommended by everyone who likes underground music this is definitely one for those of you who like their music to be non-mainstream. Lying somewhere in the Flaming Lips or Mercury Rev territory, the Animal Collective are making music that could almost be described as “avant garde”. On first track Did You See the World vocals are part whispered, part sung with fluctuating pitch, keyboards are “tinkered” while the drums pound a constant beat. Purple Bottle seems like a less structured Arcade Fire song and Bees sounds like the zither being plucked to lyrics “the bees, ggrrr, ggrrr”. Bizarre but somehow compelling. Get in early for a copy with a free live EP which makes them sound even stranger than in the studio!