FatCat Reissues First Two Animal Collective Albums on Vinyl for the First Time EVER… And the Crowd Goes Nuts!

Now that Animal Collective (or AnCo, as known on Hipster Runoff) have blown the fuck up and hang tough with David Letterman and Ashton Kutcher and the like, former label and AnCoBros FatCat want some of Domino's current cheese. For the first time ever, the Collective's first two LPs Spirit They've Vanished, Spirit They've Gone and Danse Manatee have received the vinyl treatment, both pressed on audiophile-worthy 180-gram 12-inchers.

Spirit, recorded and released in 2000, was originally issued only on CD. Later, FatCat combined Spirit and experimental sophomore effort Danse Manatee as one priced-to-owned double disc. But who cares about CDs anymore? Now, you can have the full sound spectrum experience with club bangers such as "Chocolate Girl" and "Aah Good Country," the perfect showcase of AnCo's earlier, stranger, and (in this writer's opinion) better work.

Grip 'em here and here while the getting's good. Though, you'll have to import if you live outside the UK/Europe. Did I not mention that?

Now check out AC on three different continents this summer:
07.16.09 - Paris, France - Cigale
07.17.09 - Dour, Belguim - Dour Festival
07.18.09 - Grafenhainichen, Germany - Melt Festival
07.19.09 - Jarocin, Poland - Jarocin Festival
07.20.09 - Graz, Austria - Postgarage
07.21.09 - Ferrara, Italy - Bands Apart Festival @ Piazza Castello
07.22.09 - Rome, Italy - Bands Apart Festival @ Piazza Castello
07.23.09 - San Sebastian, Spain - Jazzaldia at Kursaal
07.26.09 - Nigata, Japan - Fuji Rock Festival
08.08.09 - Chicago, Illinois - Lollapalooza
08.14.09 - Brooklyn, New York - Prospect Park Bandshell
08.15.09 - Brooklyn, New York - Prospect Park Bandshell
08.20.09 - London, UK - Brixton Academy
08.21.09 - Crickhowell, UK - Green Man Festival
09.12.09 - Monticello, New York - All Tommorw's Parties @ Kutchner's

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