Say, readers, would you like a Centipede Hz donut? If you answered “yes,” then you’ll want to tune your computer’s digi-dial into Animal Collective Radio at the pretty typically do-nothing hour of 9 PM EST this Sunday night for what promises to be a real hoot: the premiere stream of the band’s new jazz-based album, Centipede Hz, in full! I know, I know: hearing an album that hasn’t come out yet doesn’t make any sense, so let me try to explain things a little bit. Like, you know how the album is coming out September 3 (in the UK) and 4 (in the US) on Domino? Right, well this is like a “promotional” thing that they’re doing that will actually enable you hear the songs on that very same album — all of them — JUST as they’ll appear sequenced on the real album, before those release dates make the album available for purchase or streaming to the general public. And you don’t even have to pay any money to listen to them. Hurts, don’t it??? HAHAHAHAHA.
Actually, no. Shut up and stop laughing, because it doesn’t hurt at all. In fact, it’s free, easy, and totally legit. I mean, it was announced last night on ACR (that’s what Animal Collective Radio is called to save time) on lead singer/bass player Avey Tare’s radio show, which incidentally, featured guest DJ mixes by some totally legit bands/bloggers like “Atlas of Sound,” “Tres Blackouts,” and “Ghost-ish Capital,” which you can also totally listen to for free right now on that very same and obviously worth-clicking-on radio page that I told you about earlier even though you were giving me a hard time about it. Heck, Tare even played a few previously unheard songs of his own on that very same show that featured, aside from some rocking instruments, vocals by erstwhile Dirty Projectors vocalist Angel Deradoorian, and there’s no way that name is made up. It sounds too real. So, to summarize my position here, this is all real and cool and worthy of your attention. So stop suggesting that it’s not.