The ecstatic reception that greeted Merriweather Post Pavilion has caused heightened anticipation for any new Animal Collective material. So when it was announced that they would be remixing the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Zero,” it felt like a perfect meeting of musical minds. The remix will be released on a limited edition 7-inch single given away with vinyl copies of It’s Blitz, which is being released on April 14.
This brief extract from the remix is likely to generate plenty of excitement, such is the anticipation for any new Animal Collective material. They’ve stripped “Zero” right down, with the song simply consisting of Karen O’s vocals and a few plodding beats and Panda Bear-esque samples. You can listen to the brief stream at the Boomkat website.
It’s worth bearing in mind that this is only a small section of the song, so all kinds of craziness could be in store. Preorders for the album, complete with this single, are still being taken at InSound, and it’s being pressed on 180 gram vinyl with a free download of the record also included. [GvsB]