Thursday, December 11, 2008

Animal Collective Hosting Release Party With French Miami, Maus Haus

Image from the HAD Archive

Amidst controversial leak enforcement, vinyl being released two weeks ahead of digital formats, and mind bending album art, Animal Collective have now also announced a release party "tour" across the US in early January. The description is rather vague, ("Every party will be a little different, and information on the specifics of each party will be available on the host's website.") but considering that they're going to be giving away "exclusive goodies including giant posters and download cards, ticket giveaways and grand prize giveaways of 'The Domino Years' prize packs.", we'd say it's a safe bet.

The fact that local acts French Miami and Maus Haus will be on the San Francisco bill, and that it's at the ultra-tiny Knockout, isn't exactly hurting things either. We're just hoping that Merriweather Post Pavillion is more Feels than it is Strawberry Jam, but that's just us. (Thanks to Brooklyn Vegan for the tip)

Animal Collective Release Parties:
Anchorage, AK - KRUA Presents

Atlanta, GA - Criminal Records - Jan. 1st @ 4PM

Austin, TX - End Of And Ear Records & KVRX - Jan. 3 @ 6PM

Boston, MA - WZBC presents

Chicago, IL - WHPK presents*

Dallas, TX - Gorilla Vs. Bear Presents
Eugene, OR - KWVA Presents

Lawrence, KS - Love Garden Sounds & KJHK - Jan. 6th
Los Angeles, CA - Fingerprints Records & KXLU - Jan. 6th
Miami, FL - WRGP Presents
Minneapolis, MN - KUOM Presents
New York, NY - Other Music Presents - Jan. 5th
Philadelphia, PA - WXPN Presents

Portland, OR - Music Millennium - Jan. 3 @ 6PM
Raleigh, NC - WKNC Presents
San Francisco, CA - Terrorbird Presents @ The Knockout - Jan. 6th, 7-10pm (with French Miami and Maus Haus)
Santa Cruz, CA - KZSC Presents

Seattle, WA - KUPS Presents

St. Louis, MO - Vintage Vinyl & KDHX - Jan. 6th

Vancouver, BC - CFUV presents


Adrian said...

For a couple minutes I thought Animal Collective was playing a release show at the Knockout and I thought it must be a host. A release party is a lot more reasonable, though just Maus Haus and French Miami alone could fill the Knockout. That place is not big.