Animal Collective brings new album, two decade of experimental indie-rock, to St. Pete next week

It's last show in Tampa Bay was on election night 2016.

click to enlarge Animal Collective - Photo by Hisham Bharoocha
Photo by Hisham Bharoocha
Animal Collective
Animal Collective’s last Bay area show was painful. Not because of the music, but because it happened on election night in 2016. We all know what happened then, and we all know what’s happened since.

Members of the experimental indie-rock outfit all spent years since working on solo stuff, but they’ve all come together for a St. Petersburg tour stop at Jannus Live on Thursday, July 7, that reflects “on their two-decade career so far, and what surprises lie ahead.”
That career is like a vast ocean that spans 11 albums, including fan favorites (Merriweather Post Pavilion, 2007), electro-driven outings (Centipede Hz, 2012) and a brand new LP, Time Skiffs released in February, where Animal Collective flirts with more polished vocals and harmonies en route to turning in one of its most jam-band and chilled-out recordings to date.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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