Enter and Win an Animal Collective Prize Pack!


Thanks to the kinds folks at Domino Records, we’re giving away four prize packs in celebration of Animal Collective’s latest two releases: The Fall Be Kind EP on CD and the Brothersport single on delicious Vinyl.

HOW TO ENTER: Write us a sentence or two on how you would attempt to describe Animal Collective’s music to your grandparents. (Watch this for some old folks/AC inspiration.) Be sure to include your correct email address, as we will contact the four lucky winners for shipping info.

Album art and track listings after the jump.

While the Fall Be Kind EP is allegedly the “darker” companion to Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion, the album still contains the band’s whimsical excitement. The songs, however, have been filtered through more pensive, shapeless arrangements. “Graze,” for instance, begins with a bubbling violin that bursts beneath Avey Tare’s reverberating cries. After comforting us with a brief piano lull, the song shifts into a spastic, pied-piper hoedown blended with crunching synth chords. It’s fantastically unexpected and, at the same time, what we’ve come to expect from Animal Collective.

If you missed our track by track rundown of the Fall Be Kind EP, check it out over here. We look forward to your submissions.

Fall Be Kind EP 1. Graze 2. What Would I Want? Sky 3. Bleed 4. On a Highway 5. I Think I Can

1. Brother Sport 2. Bleeding (Live)