Last month, Animal Collective members Avey Tare and Panda Bear performed songs off the band’s 2004 album, Sung Tongs, live for the very first time. Today, the Baltimore natives are again cracking open the vault to offer up a previously unreleased track that dates back almost 20 years.
The song is a cover of the 1900s-era Christmas carol “In the Bleak Midwinter”. It was originally recorded during the very first sessions convened for Campfire Songs circa 1999. The group’s Brian Weitz, aka Geologist, aired it on his monthly NTS Radio show The O’Brien System yesterday, and it can be heard below.
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February’s episode of The O’Brien System airs today at 12PM PST on NTS2 (link in bio). This month we dive into great holiday piles from @fusetronsound and @seance_centre , and to keep you AC fans a bit warmer through the bleak midwinter, we will play an unreleased track from the aborted first Campfire Songs recording session in December 1999. Come warm yourself. @nts_radio