New Animal Collective Video

Posted by Scott

The Jack Kubizne directed video for Animal Collective’s “Brother Sport” came out earlier this month. The song is a favorite of mine but not since Blonde Redhead’s 23 has a video for a song I love met my expectations so I didn’t go into this one hoping for much. During the first minute or so I wasn’t sure how I felt; I’m not a huge fan of the MGMT / kids running amok / Where The Wild Things Are vibe that sort of got bludgeoned to death last year. But the song is so solid it works and the final freakout pulls it all together. All in all a nice trip. Although I think the animation would have meshed better if the live action was shot on film.

I wonder how much input the band had on this? I think I’d find it very difficult to hand over the reigns and let someone else interpret my music visually.

Video link

9 Comments Leave A Comment


Brendan says:

January 24, 2010 at 6:40 am

Yes this is quite the mindtrip of a video. I actually met Charles Wilcox this summer at a festival, he knew my friend for a long time. Really really nice guy, its still shocking/sad to have lost him

I think he knew the people from AC – this video is a sweet dedication