Animal Collective to enjoy their roots and have some fun-fun-fun-fun performing Sung Tongs in full at “Pitchfork’s 21st” concert

Animal Collective to enjoy their roots and have some fun-fun-fun-fun performing Sung Tongs in full at "Pitchfork's 21st" concert
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Welp. Pitchfork reached drinking age this year, and accordingly, the Most Trusted Voice in Music is celebrating with a good-old-fashioned rager at which none other than Animal Collective have been wrangled to perform their 2004 music blog-cred-establishing smash Sung Tongs from start to finish. Yeah. Holy shit.

This show will probably be rad. I am not an Animal Collective expert, but I do know one thing about them with certainty: Sung Tongs is a great album. Hearing two grown men in a recording studio sing a call-and-response refrain of “meeeooowwww… kitties!” is one of the great musical gifts given us by the first decade of the 21st century. (For extra verisimilitude, the album will be performed only by the animals who birthed it — Avey Tare and Panda Bear — without their fuzzy friends Deakin and Geologist, who didn’t play on it originally.)

The concert, which takes place at the Knockdown Center in Flushing, Queens, on Saturday, December 2, will also mark the first time Animal Collective have performed the album in its entirety. And while it’s definitely not unusual for bands to reprise their classic albums in-full at festivals these days, it’s actually a pretty “experimental” move for AnCo, whose old norm was to bewilder audiences with sets almost entirely composed of new material. Maybe in a couple years we’ll get some gigs with a hologram Deakin, eh?

Oh yeah, okay, and, let’s see: umm…a number of other artists significant to Pitchfork’s history are still to-be-announced, um…tickets are on sale now over here…presented by Virgin Mobile or whatever…blah blah blah. Details! Who cares, right?!? You! Me! Sung Tongs!! It’s a goddamn holiday! …of FUN!!

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