the really sweet, tangy stuff.
September 10, 2007 3:19 PM Subscribe
Not to judge an album by its cover or anything
posted by Muffpub (68 comments total)
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- but Animal Collective
's latest, Strawberry Jam
, looks to be as weirdly delicious as ever. Pitchfork gave it a glowing 9.3
, but you can listen to two of their new songs and decide for yourself at the BBC's less enthusiastic (but still positive) review
. You can also watch the video for the first single, "Fireworks", here
, one of the group's four members who released a widely-acclaimed solo album
in March, was interviewed recently (also by Pitchfork)
about the making of Strawberry Jam
, as well as his thoughts on that cover...
"It was actually an idea that I had, sitting on an airplane, getting my tray of food. There's a little packet of strawberry jam on it-- this was, like, a year, year and a half ago. The sun was coming in through the airplane window, and I just looked at [it] and said, "Man, it'd be really sweet if we could get the music from the album to sound like [what] this looks like." I knew it was really sweet, tangy stuff, but it also has this real sharp quality to it. There was something futuristic looking about it, and I definitely wanted the album to have that sort of quality. Hopefully the music continues that sort of feeling. And the cover photo is an interpretation of that idea."