Animal Collective - Peacebone

You'd have to be living under a rock to have not at least heard the name Animal Collective over the past few years, Baltimore Maryland's experimental rock trendsetters. The band, consisting of Avey Tare (David Portner), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Deakin (Josh Dibb), and Geologist (Brian Weitz) have tore up the college rock scene for the better half of a decade and they don't appear to be slowing down. People seem to love them and hate them an equal measure, as their noisy, everything and the kitchen sink approach to their material leaves a lot feeling overwhelmed with the sheer bombasity of it all, while others rejoice in their consistent unconventionality. You'll find us here at The October Country in the latter camp.

The music video for Peacebone, off of their 2007 album Strawberry Jam. finds the band in typical weird form. Directed by Timothy Saccenti, the video comes across as a Frank Henenlotter-esque meet-cute romance if the courting couple in question happened to be the slimy, snarling creature from John Gulager's Feast and some escapee from David Lynch's Red Room with H.R. Giger's embryonic xenomorph in tow. Whew. And yeah, it's as awesome as it sounds.

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