Animal Collective release new single and announce UK live dates

29th June 2009 sees the digital download and 12” vinyl release of Summertime Clothes, the second mind-blowing single taken from Animal Collective’s universally acclaimed LP, Merriweather Post Pavilion. Summertime Clothes is a deliriously warm and instantly infectious track with a euphoric refrain ‘so brilliant, so full of joy that it’s confounding’ (Plan B).

Remixes are courtesy of Hyperdub’s elusive and spooky beatmaker, Zomby, LA’s ‘Ambassador of Boogie Funk’ Dam-Funk, and South London breakbeat and dubstep producer, LD.

Animal Collective recently gave a stunning performance of Summertime Clothes on the David Letterman show in the US. The band were joined by Brooklyn dance troupe FLEX who will also feature in the forthcoming Danny Perez directed video. Check out the Letterman performance here:

Animal Collective return to the UK in June to perform at Glastonbury, and again in August for their biggest British show to date headlining London’s Brixton Academy. They will also headline the Friday night at Green Man Festival. Full dates are as follows:

27th June: Glastonbury Festival, Park Stage (headline)
20th August: London Brixton Academy (headline)
21st August: Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons (headline)

Tracklisting for the single is as follows:
A1 - Summertime Clothes (Album Version)
A2 - Summertime Clothes (Dam-Funk Remix)
B1 - Summertime Clothes (Leon Day AKA L.D Remix)
B2 - Summertime Clothes (Zomby's Analog Lego Mix)

Press reactions to Merriweather Post Pavilion:

‘one of the landmark American albums of the century so far’ – Uncut 5*
‘Bluish has a melody of such beauty, it is at once euphoric and utterly devastating’ – Sunday Times Culture – CD of the Week – 5*
 ‘Thrilling, surprise-a-minute stuff, and a great start to 2009’ – Independent -5*
‘these catchy songs are infused with a euphoria that borders on the transcendent.’ –The Times - 5*
‘a modern classic […] an early contender for album of 2009’ – The Sun – Lead review - 5*
 ‘Astonishing music’ - Mojo – Lead Review - 4*