Animal Collective w/Black Dice
Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park Bandshell
Tuesday, July 12
Better than: Sweating at home alone.
Animal Collective has usually been categorized by its two primary creative forces: Avey Tare and Panda Bear. Sure, Deakin and Geologist are important (and perhaps more important than the other two if you're only talking about the live show), but it's not uncommon to judge a group by its singers. Normally, Avey and Panda split vocal and lyrical duties; however, at last night's Prospect Park Bandshell show, the sweaty crowd was treated to the Avey Tare Experience, Featuring Three Other Dudes. This is not a bad thing: Avey's aesthetics, both lyrically and vocally, translate to the live setting better than Panda's woozy drone tracks. But seeing Panda Bear relegated to harmonies and drums was unexpected.More »