Animal Collective+Apse+Piano Magic+Arms

Posted by Jakub

Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind
Animal Collective has done it again, listening to the previews I wasn’t too excited but the EP as a whole all the way thru is a treasure. Bleed is a heavy echoed out call and response song that simply makes you feel like your with the band in a bat cave with a cello. HIGHLY RECOMMEND hanging out in this bat cave with headphones on.

I found Apse accidently looking for some new post rock but instead of grabbing up the rock tracks I directly went for this looped tribal psychedelia for its build, i’d hope if there was ever such a day that Animal Collective and Sigur Ros did an instrumental album it would sound like this for 80 mins.

I don’t know what to say about this Piano Magic song besides that if it came out in the early 90’s it would of been huge, such good song writing and the guitar parts are written soo well, gawwww! this song deserves an award, damn this state of music! this band needs to be doing really well.

Arms is ex-Harlem Shakes guitarist and wonderful writer, a definite must have for Broken Social Scene, Mobius Band, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah plus someone else that’s on the tip of my tongue that I might blurt out in the comment section. Todd’s singing style with the guitars in this song could please any rock crowd with its hints of big classic rock and new indie rock perks. HIGHLY RECOMMEND


Animal Collective – Bleed


Apse – Tropica


Piano Magic – The Faint Horizon


Arms – Whirring


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John says:

November 25, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Absolutely loving the Apse track. I have a thing for tracks that build up like this. Very entertaining, feel good music in my opinion. Especially loving the last few seconds.


AndresM says:

November 25, 2009 at 10:46 pm

Dang…finally good to see some Piano Magic love goin on. I’m excited to get my hands on the rest of any new stuff. Sucks that piano seems to always sort of get negative reviews here in the states. Something about them just totally floats my boat.

re:arms… someone else that’s on the tip of my tongue that I might blurt out in the comment section…

I would immediately say Adorable comes to mind. guitar quality and vocals conjure Piotr Fijalkowski’s


Bryn says:

November 26, 2009 at 10:30 am

Now that I listen to it, Arms also reminds me of Peter Bjorn and John quite a bit, but different, definitely can’t wait to hear more arms.