On September 3, the Baltimore-based Animal Collective will drop Centipede Hz, the follow-up to 2009’s groundbreaking Merriweather Post Pavilion. We’ve already heard a couple of songs that may or may not be on the album (“Honeycomb” and “Gotham”), but details about the record overall have remained sparse. Fortunately, more information regarding the LP is now available, thanks to an interview Josh “Deakin” Gibb recently gave.
Speaking with The Stool Pigeon, Dibb talked about the direction AnCo are favoring with the album:
“I remember saying, ‘This is going to be harder for people to swallow.’ There’s no doubt about it: people are going to react to this….There was an instant melodic gratification to Merriweather and I think we intentionally made a record this time that is a lot more…um… [laughs] We took a left turn at weird town.”
“From the first note of Merriweather you’re like, ‘Oh my God, I just wanna dance’ or ‘My heart’s exploding.’ This is more like, ‘This is amazing but I’m confused and I don’t quite know what’s going on and I think I need to listen to it again and maybe I should turn it off.'”