As it turns out, Animal Collective‘s ongoing California tour isn’t just a warm-up for the band’s Saturday appearance at Coachellla, but also a chance to showcase several new jams. According to the band’s Collected Animals message board, Animal Collective played as many as nine new songs during their show at Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, California last night. Via YouTube user erasmustyc, several decent clips are available for streaming below; there are also videos posted here and here.
Update: Per Collected Animals, you can also download a bootleg recording of the entire concert.
There are no details on when the follow-up to 2009’s Merriweather Post Pavilion is set to see light, but we should get some more early previews as the band continues on with their aforementioned tour dates (peep the whole list below). Also, don’t forget to pick up Panda Bear’s Tomboy, which arrives Tuesday via Paw Tracks.
Animal Collective 2011 Tour Dates:
04/11 – Arcata, CA @ Arcata Community Center *
04/12 – Redway, CA @ Mateel Community Center *
04/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
04/14 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst *
04/16 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
05/13-15 – Minhead, UK @ ATP Curated by Animal Collective
05/16 – Eastbourne, UK @ Winter Gardens
05/17 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
05/18 – Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royal
05/19 – Cologne, DE @ Electron
05/20 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
05/21 – Warsaw, PL @ Klub Stodola
05/22 – Krakow, PL @ Studio
05/23 – Vienna, AT @ Arena
05/24 – Zagreb, HR @ Pogon Jedinstvo
05/25 – Milan, IT @ Alcatraz
05/26-28 – Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn Festival Kilbi
05/27-06-01 – Paris, FR @ Festival Villette Sonique
07/15 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival