Animal Collective is one of those “bands-of-the-moment” that become the latest buzz-word … as far as I know, this particular vid has quickly become one of those populist “virals” that are sweeping the internet … aahhem?? … aye right!!!

Anyway …. I downloaded the new album “Merriweather Post Pavilion” last week, and find the harmonies quite pleasant and hypnotic

I was interested as it had been compared to … and get this !!! … early “Hall & Oates ” around their “War Babies” period …

Now … Hall & Oates eventually became the epitome of Disco-Twaddle, but they were, initially, superb session musicians who produced truly innovative pop & soul funk.

Daryl Hall, or Hohl, was at the age of 14 onwards, one of the first ever white musicians to play in the Harlem Apollo, as a keyboard player with The Temptations and Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

That’s what drew me to this !!! … We will see how it develops and grows on me … It’s VERY different from lots of down-home acoustic stuff that I’ve been trippin’ on, like Bon Iver … hmmm, we’ll see.


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