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  • different drum sets will give you different sounds i don't really know if panda is using samplers right now, on some of the songs i heard, it sounded like he was just playing the drums and Geo is doing the samples (just a guess) the higher pitched drums could be snare drums i don't really know, maybe he does have bongos
  • I'm pretty sure he does have bongos right next to his floor tom. And the beaded gord on his hi-hat. Not sure what that metal block thing is though.
  • [quote="derekcollectbone"]different drum sets will give you different sounds[/quote] I understand that, it was just the snide remark of someone who's always played at least semi-melodic instruments(i.e., dummers, drums just sound like drums, etc.) I've played with great drummers and terrible drummers, and I've heard a lot of great drummers and a lot of terrible drummers perform, and the drums have never made a substantial difference in their sound, imo. At least the size of drums and the materials they're made of. If we're talking adding exotic stuff to their array like gongs or singing bowls or a timpani, of course there's a substantial difference in sound. If it's a 4 or 5 piece band being recorded, though, the difference in sound between, say, a 16" bass drum and a 26" behemoth is negligible. I played in a band with a drummer who had 2 massive floor toms and a huge bass drum, and it may have sounded good if he was a more interesting player, but it all always sounded the same: repetitious, inconsistent, unsure, and boring. On the other hand, I saw a guy in Central Park last year with a snare, high hat, and a bass drum the size of a backpack who sounded [i]incredible[/i] It's all about who's playing the drums, the tone of the drum is as close to meaningless as it gets in comparison to other instruments, imo. Think of it this way: for guitar, tone is hugely important. For bass, tone is meaningful but far less important, and for drums, tone is the last thing to think about. I'm pretty sure that if you gave Panda Bear or Antonio Sanchez a sturdy pair of carrots and a dumpster lid they'd sound great. But that can be said for all musical instruments and those who wield them. Talk about an over-explanation. I should've just left it at "snide remark".
  • [quote="Dave"]I'm pretty sure that if you gave Panda Bear or Antonio Sanchez a sturdy pair of carrots and a dumpster lid they'd sound great. But that can be said for all musical instruments and those who wield them. Talk about an over-explanation. I should've just left it at "snide remark".[/quote] No way, that was a fascinating read for someone who really knows very little about instruments.
  • i have to say the line in little kid that goes "looking for some place safe to die" just kills me. it's ironic in a way, but sounds very true and beautiful but painfully sad to me. like i almost imagine someone about to give up but wanting to control one last thing in his life
  • all his life he searched for the ideal death!
  • My job? Welcome to you!
  • haha! that response was magik!
  • Magic like paper cots. Who would've thought?
  • thank you everybody we appreciate all your jobs <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile-1.gif" alt=":)" title=":)" /><!-- s:) -->
  • they took our jobs? well it all comes to you! <!-- s>__< --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/mad.gif" alt=">__<" title="mad" /><!-- s>__< -->
  • I think I know what that metal rectangular thing is on top of Panda's bass drum. I think he has a mic (with delay and effects on it) inside of it and when he hits it, the mic is surrounded by the vibrating sound of the metal and it makes a cool sound through whatever the mic is going through. Is that a valid guess/thought?
  • Panda Bear/Zomby Collabo...complete with reggaeton air horn. <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/wink.gif" alt=";)" title="wink" /><!-- s;) --> <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://pitchfork.com/news/42425-listen-zomby-and-panda-bear-collaboration/">http://pitchfork.com/news/42425-listen- ... aboration/</a><!-- m -->
  • It makes me quite sad that the AC fan board isn't posting much about their new material that's been floating around the past month or so. Also, I'm sorry that sentence sounds weirdly worded.
  • I'll know more after July 7th. So far, I like what I've heard. Some stuff more than other stuff. It's like a cross between Feels/SJ and MPP stuff, but with something else.
  • Coachella Boot finally surfaced: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.mediafire.com/?3dnuqnc4p8pc056">http://www.mediafire.com/?3dnuqnc4p8pc056</a><!-- m --> Credit to CaptainHowdy at CA If you're a member be sure to give him some thanks!
  • The shit! Thanks, my viking buddy.
  • I can't wait wait for the album i'd imagine it should come out sometime this year since they usually release one every 2 years now
  • [quote="Dave"]I'll know more after July 7th. So far, I like what I've heard. Some stuff more than other stuff. It's like a cross between Feels/SJ and MPP stuff, but with something else.[/quote] Dave you should go to the Atlanta show!
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  • Thank you guys! Thanks sa cha! I just think with Animal Collective playing their new set and touring, this should be a pretty active topic. It's one that I'm very interested in, at least. Fanks syrup friends!
  • <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""> ... re=related</a><!-- m --> Panda's drumming at the beginning of this is great! I can't wait to hear studio quality of everything.
  • Man I am so psyched about this new material. I just can't wait to hear the new genre these guys simultaneously create and immortalise in one album! x Caught the show in Eastbourne, one of the best nights of my life the whole show was a trip. Avey was playing guitar in a stripped back song about mid- latter part of the show. Anyone have any ideas what this is called or found any vids of this? x
  • I know! I can hardly wait for any new songs they'll put out... I have live versions of Knock You Down and Stop Thinking I ripped off youtube on my iPod, and I've been listening to them [i]all the time![/i] Still, it'll be nice to have the studio version instead! Also, crazy jealous that you got to see them live, Tree Roots! <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/razz.gif" alt=":P" title="razz" /><!-- s:P --> (Sorry, not too sure about the song, though.)
  • [quote="SpritBear1"] Panda's drumming at the beginning of this is great! I can't wait to hear studio quality of everything.[/quote] Likewise. I saw them in Barcelona earlier this month, and can't wait for the new album.
  • How'd you like it? I'm going up to see 'em in a couple weeks.
  • i really like the new Panda songs ! I can't stop listening to them. Stop Thinking is great i love the way it sounds
  • Animal Collective. Has. To come. To Canada. I'd kill to see them in concert! What bothers me the most is that my dad's girlfriend had the chance to see them at Coachella (I made her go to their show when she was there) but she left. Who could walk away from seeing them live!?
  • At least you live in Canada! I'm stuck in the U.S.
  • [quote="SpritBear1"] Panda's drumming at the beginning of this is great! I can't wait to hear studio quality of everything.[/quote] Thanks for this. Is that an injection of rasta I hear? Me likey.
  • GOD I CANT WAIT FOR THE NEW ALBUM I HAVE WANTED NEW AC FOR WAY TOO LONG XDDDDD
  • I just read an interview with Avey about the MPP show and he said that this album was more influenced by living in the woods outside of Baltimore. It's actually really pretty out there.
  • I just saw AC live in Orlando after listening to the new material at home way too many times and damn, the entire set still floored me. It was infinitely more powerful being there and to top everything off they played a 3rd encore song - Taste. The most absolutely mind-blowing rendition of Taste I've ever fucking heard. It had this quasi-dirty-dubstep element that got the entire venue bouncing in a way unlike the crowd's response to any other song during the show. Such a kickass night! Oh and if anyone else happened to be there, I was the tall bouncy guy with a sock monkey hat on. <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/lol.gif" alt=":D" title="lol" /><!-- s:D -->
  • I was there, Upright! I missed you, though. I was the tall guy with hair down to the middle of his back wearing a pretty bright tie-dye, in case you happened to see me. Where were you? I was pretty close to the stage, maybe about 2-3 rows away from the front the entire time, right side. Fuckin' crazy.
  • [quote]sock monkey hat [/quote] i must see this!
  • idk if this is already on here but in a recent interview panda bear said they wer eprobably going to release the new album sometime next year
  • [quote="Tabelz"]I just read an interview with Avey about the MPP show and he said that this album was more influenced by living in the woods outside of Baltimore. It's actually really pretty out there.[/quote] if that's true then HELL YEAH!
  • [quote="Dave"]I was there, Upright! I missed you, though. I was the tall guy with hair down to the middle of his back wearing a pretty bright tie-dye, in case you happened to see me. Where were you? I was pretty close to the stage, maybe about 2-3 rows away from the front the entire time, right side. Fuckin' crazy.[/quote] I was probably 7-8 rows back and a few heads to the right of the crowd's center, and I thought I was close! Damn you're lucky, haha. The whole time I was wishing people would move around and dance. It was so cramped! Of course everybody got wild for the MPP tracks though. <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/razz.gif" alt=":P" title="razz" /><!-- s:P -->
  • Well I got there at 7:15 and they didn't come on until after 10:00, so I paid the price for getting a good spot. For sure, I know what you mean about the dancing -- I was dancing pretty much from the beginning of Change. Even when other people around me weren't dancing (most of the time they weren't), I was still going, if only to keep from falling down. At least, that's how it felt. The break in Brosport when the whole crowd was rhythmically whooping was unbelievable, too. The whole show. I'm still stoked about it.
  • hey everyone, looks like we got new members up in here. havent been logged on in forever. hope the OGs are still around here. welcome to everyone else. looking forward to anything new releasing in the future.
  • [quote="Dave"]Well I got there at 7:15 and they didn't come on until after 10:00, so I paid the price for getting a good spot. For sure, I know what you mean about the dancing -- I was dancing pretty much from the beginning of Change. Even when other people around me weren't dancing (most of the time they weren't), I was still going, if only to keep from falling down. At least, that's how it felt. The break in Brosport when the whole crowd was rhythmically whooping was unbelievable, too. The whole show. I'm still stoked about it.[/quote] Whaaaaat?! I got there at 7:00pm and apparently got shafted! Waiting in "line" at The Social was the worst, haha. How'd you like Deradoorian's set? I only realized during the show (shortly after being passed a blunt - amazing) that she's half of The Dirty Projectors. I thought her music was eerily fantastic but it really set a strange and somewhat unfitting tone as a preface to AC. I'm so glad to hear that I wasn't the only one dancing the entire time! Brother Sport almost claimed my life; I was wicked sick at the time and that one nearly depleted my energy reserves. Definitely partook in the rhythmic whooping as well and amen to that being a highlight of the night. Did you happen to hear the "Welcome back Deakin, fuck yeah!" or the initial "WOOOO" during the beginning portion of Frights/Old Storms? Courtesy of my loud ass mouth, haha. I'm not usually that guy but I was so pumped up during that show I just let everything go man. Crappin' A, what a phenomenal evening. <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/lol.gif" alt=":D" title="lol" /><!-- s:D -->
  • ...My god, I'm so jealous of you guys right now! Sounds like an incredible concert... do you know is anyone's uploaded a video yet? I'd love to see even a little clip of it!
  • [quote="UprightBC"]Whaaaaat?! I got there at 7:00pm and apparently got shafted! Waiting in "line" at The Social was the worst, haha.[/quote] There was this pair of angry lesbians who got all pissed off at us for accidentally taking their spot in line (it really was accidental; they weren't actually IN line, they were sitting like 8 feet back from the line), so we followed these other peoples' lead and went up to the entrance to the hallway that led up to the bathroom and just kind of slid in. <!-- s;) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/wink.gif" alt=";)" title="wink" /><!-- s;) --> I just stood against the wall there, slowly edging my way in, to the amusement of the people around me who had done the same thing. Honestly, I didn't like Deradoorian's set very much. Cool in a way, but it just didn't do much for me for a variety of reasons. About the Deakin scream, do you mean right at the end when he was walking off stage? I know someone screamed something about Deakin and I screamed out his name, too. Were we screaming "Deakin" together? lol. He may be my favorite member -- to an outsider he seems sort of like the George Harrison of the group and I wanted to show him some love. I'm not usually the screaming guy either, but I for sure was that night. I was hoarse from screaming by the end. Not [i]during[/i] the music, of course. I've been comparing it to other shows I've been to, and it's one of the top 3 I've been to out of at least a hundred concerts I've attended so far during my short life. Absolutely phenomenal night, I agree. It felt like magic. Something, there are a few videos on Youtube. If you search "animal collective 7/7/11" you'll find some stuff. Only one has crummy audio quality, the rest actually sound pretty good. Hey, Upright, were you close enough to feel the air getting pushed at your from the subs and drivers? I was, and I don't think I've ever experienced that from [i]ten feet away[/i] before. It was impressively loud. I've been more psyched on AC in the last week than I have in the past year because of that show.
  • I was reading this and with my left hand I was holding a pair a scissors and then they fell and then they hit the keyboard and I was reading something else and then I really wish I went to this show. Or any AC show this year, actually
  • Dave what did you think of their energy?, i know that in a different thread somewhere you argued that their presence seemed a little forced at times.
  • I agree MoonDoggy, freaking sucks that i couldn't see them live! but the closest venue was the prospect park bandshell and it isn't the best live venue and i wanted to see them at something small and more personable
  • [quote="derekcollectbone"]Dave what did you think of their energy?, i know that in a different thread somewhere you argued that their presence seemed a little forced at times.[/quote] I was thinking about that a couple days after the show. I take it all back; I couldn't have imagined what the energy at the show felt like before I went, and now I get that it really works. It totally matched my experience at the show. Hell, I was dancing and jumping around as much as Geo was, pretty constantly. That's what I get for being judgmental, but in this case I couldn't be happier to have been wrong.
  • im very glad to hear that, although it does reinforce my suspicions that i missed out on an awesome experience
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