Review and photos: Animal Collective at the State Theatre
The sunshine dreams of Brian Wilson as remixed by Pablo Picasso. Or maybe: the Mormon Tabernacle Choir directed by the HAL 9000. Or how about this one: ringing Vegas slot machines as programmed by Timothy Leary. Yeah, that might do it.
You could spend great chunks of time, and a whole lotta drugs, trying to describe the deconstructed pop puzzles of Animal Collective, the Baltimore-based sound artists that have become the It Indie Band of 2009. They are restless, roving spirits -- definitely not radio ready. And yet they are hugely popular, hugely beloved, especially by the 705 fans at a sold-out and sparkling State Theatre on Monday.
To read Sean Daly's full review, click here.
To see more photos, click after the jump.
Photos : Leigh Armstrong, tbt*