Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion

Marjorie Merriweather Post

According to Domino Records’ website, Animal Collective’s latest album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, will be released early on “deluxe 2xLP 180 gram gatefold vinyl with full album download (WAV or MP3) on January 6th, 2009 in North America.”

Release/listening parties will be going on in various cities across the country the week of the vinyl release.

The Cities (details to follow)
Anchorage, AK – KRUA Presents*
Atlanta, GA – Criminal Records – Jan. 1st @ 4PM
Austin, TX – End Of And Ear Records & KVRX – Jan. 3 @ 6PM
Boston, MA – WZBC presents*
Chicago, IL – WHPK presents*
Dallas, TX – Gorilla Vs. Bear Presents* (anyone want to go to this?)
Eugene, OR – KWVA Presents*
Lawrence, KS – Love Garden Sounds & KJHK – Jan. 6th
Los Angeles, CA – Fingerprints Records & KXLU – Jan. 6th
Miami, FL – WRGP Presents*
Minneapolis, MN – KUOM Presents*
New York, NY – Other Music Presents – Jan. 5th
Philadelphia, PA – WXPN Presents*
Portland, OR – Music Millennium – Jan. 3 @ 6PM
Raleigh, NC – WKNC Presents*
San Francisco, CA – Terrorbird Presents @ The Knockout – Jan. 6th, 7-10pm**
Santa Cruz, CA – KZSC Presents*
Seattle, WA – KUPS Presents*
St. Louis, MO – Vintage Vinyl & KDHX – Jan. 6th
Vancouver, BC – CFUV presents*
*Location & Date TBA
** w/ Maus Haus, French Miami

To say that I’m anticipating this record is an understatement. Obama (hopefully) and new Animal Collective should make turning 25 this January a little easier to swallow.

Live versions of (most of) the tracks that will be on the album:

“In the Flowers”

“My Girls”

“Also Frightened”

“Summertime Clothes”

“Daily Routine”

“Taste”

“Lion in a Coma”

“No More Runnin”

“Brothersport”

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