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"Overall the album has the feel of a commissioned piece that the band's hearts were only ever half into."
"You have to justify why you're spending your time doing this when you're not making any money and no one else cares."
"Their gaze may be focused on several million years BC but there's an evolution of sorts going on."
Returning for an encore that features a new unnamed song, a boisterous take on My Girls and the Centipede Hz track Amanita, the band leave us sated for another year and, it seems, another album.
The set was intricately played, but encouraged minimum movement.
"Merriweather… was a great experience for us, even just creatively, writing the songs, recording the songs, and it was something that to us was really kind of special."
And the winner is...
Centipede HZ finds itself in a strange place between Animal Collective’s older work and the ever-increasing reliance on synths, samples and other electronic paraphernalia.
Their new album is out today...