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Animal Collective’s Avey Tare and Geologist share new 25-minute song “Summer Blaze”: Stream

on August 21, 2019, 10:13am

Animal Collective members Avey Tare and Geologist have convened for a new two-track project titled New Psycho Actives Vol. 2. The release follows their Vol. 1 installment in 2015 and is being previewed with the Side A song “Summer Blaze”.

While Vol. 1 saw the two artists each individually working on their own seasonal track — Tare’s “Tape Player Chants for Winter” and Geologist’s “Stretching Songs for Spring” — Vol. 2 is said to be a collaborative effort throughout. The pair recorded the collection at Laughing Gas over the course of two weekends in 2018 and 2019.

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Fans can hear Tare and Geologist’s interlaced chemistry on today’s “Summer Blaze”, an expansive 25-minute offering that balances cool acoustics and sticky noise. Check it out below.

Tare and Geologist plan to share the autumnal Side B of Vol. 2, though a release date hasn’t been confirmed.

Earlier this year, Tare dropped his excellent solo album, Cows on Hourglass. He and the rest of Animal Collective have a few fall tour dates lined up, including a performance at this year’s Desert Daze festival in October. Grab your tickets here.

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