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Avant-indie rockers Animal Collective seem to elicit either a "YAY" or "nay" response from people. You either love 'em or hate 'em. I happen to fall in the head-over-heels category, and was super interested to hear of their collaboration with filmmaker Danny Perez on a feature film entitled ODDSAC.
Perez is no stranger to weirdo musicians, having worked with the likes of Black Dice and Panda Bear. The film stars the members of Animal Collective, and features an original score by the band and visual projects and art from Perez. ODDSAC is a supposed visual album, with all the songs original and exclusive to this film release. It walks the line between music, digital art and really explores the relationship between sound and visual images during the course of an album.
Screenings are scheduled for several US cities, including Seattle, and will feature members of the band and Danny Perez available for questions. The film will be officially released on June 29th, but don't wait until then to get a peek at this groundbreaking project! It's sure to be strange, intensely beautiful and certainly not for everyone.
More information and pictures can be found at www.oddsac.com.
March 17th Chicago IL, USA -- Music Box Theatre $15 7pm, 9pm
March 20th Minneapolis MN, USA -- The Cedar $15 7pm, 9pm
March 22nd Los Angeles CA, USA -- ArcLight Cinerama Dome $15 7pm. 9pm
March 25th San Fransisco CA, USA -- Sundance Kabuki Cinemas $15 6:30pm, 8:30pm
March 29th Portland OR, USA -- Cinema 21 $15 7pm, 9pm
March 30th Seattle WA, USA -- The Egyptian Theatre $15 7pm, 9pm
I have come to really dislike putting together "Best Of" lists or year-ending spreadsheets of music that everyone has already heard. This time I'm gonna do it differently...Shrie -style! These are just a few albums/songs/artists that tickled my fancy and got some good stereo-play at our house. Some are indie critic darlings (and disliked by many), some are sure-fire ins and some won't be at the top ofanyone's lists this year. It's a mish-mash of sonic goodness, extrapolated on by your friendly local music writer (and sometimes critic).
In alphabetical, not ranking, order. The "Top Ten" theme is too restrictive for my wily mind to grasp.
Sasquatch 2009 is a mere two days away. Go see bands all three days, cheer your head off, drink some beer and/or smoke a joint. Get dirty campin' toes and sweat through your forehead bandanna (or brave kilt-lifting style winds like in 2007). Come back harried and skip out on work Tuesday. Recount every last moment, with positive embellishments, to anyone fool enough not to attend. Buy the tshirt and flaunt the shit out of it.
Here is your big bad SASQUATCH 2009 PREVIEW.
Merriweather Post Pavillion Listening Party!
Featuring new releases from Fleet Foxes, Shearwater, Aimee Mann, Animal Collective, and more.