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Animal Collective announce new album and share new song 'Hair Cutter'

Animal Collective have announced in quite a curious way, that the band will soon be releasing a brand new album titled Tangerine Reef. The album is preceded by their latest single ‘Hair Cutter’ which you can hear below.

The album was announced after a fan asked the band on Instagram why he had found a pre-order link to the album to which they replied “It was supposed to be announced on the 16th,” and it indeed was.

Previously found on retailer Fnac website the new album will be an audio-visual album and will speak to the band’s innate creativity. It was described as such on the website ”Animal Collective collaborated with the collective Coral Morphologic during a series of performances in order to alert and sensitize individuals to reef protection. The result is Tangerine Reef, the soundtrack of a planetary cause.”

So while we wait until August 16th for the album proper, you can take a listen to ‘Hair Cutter’ to get you in the mood.

01 Hair Cutter
02 Buffalo Tomato
03 Inspector Gadget
04 Buxom
05 Coral Understanding
06 Airpipe (To a New Transition)
07 Jake and Me
08 Coral by Numbers
09 Hip Sponge
10 Coral Realization
11 Lundsten Coral
12 Palythoa
13 Best of Times (Worst of All)