For their next album, Josh Dobb joined the group and, fearing the name Avey Tare, Panda Bear, Deakin, and Geologist would be too long, the foursome decided to release their 2003 album, Here Comes the Indian, under the common name Animal Collective. The band has since gone on to release four additional studio albums, including their breakout album Merriweather Post Pavillion, and a visual record, ODDSAC. Now the band is set to release their 9th album, Centipede Hz, September 4. However, fans have already gotten a preview of many of the songs from the new record during their recent tour.
Listen to the band play live songs from their new album, including one that did not make the cut, and chat with David Dye about their experience writing the album.
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