Animal Collective has announced The Painters EP, a new companion release to last year’s album Painting With. The EP will be available digitally this Friday, February 17 via Domino, almost a year to the date of their 10th studio album’s release. The 12” vinyl and CD version of the EP, with artwork by Brian DeGraw, is now available for pre-order.
The EP contains three new and original tracks recorded during the Painting With era, and also includes a studio recording of “Jimmy Mack” (made famous by Martha & The Vandellas), a cover performed on their recent tours. Watch a lyric video for the opening track “Kinda Bonkers” below…
Pre-order the CD and 12” exclusively from Animal Collective’s store HERE. The EP features artwork by Brian DeGraw, who supplied the original portraits and artwork for Painting With. All pre-orders receive an instant download of “Kinda Bonkers” and a download of the EP this Friday, February 17.
The band returns to the US & Canada in May 2017 for headlining live dates including a show at the new venue Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY. This follows on a recent winter tour of Florida and an Animal Collective-curated three day camping festival in Big Sur, CA this past autumn. Find all the dates below.
The Painters EP tracklisting:
1. Kinda Bonkers
4. Jimmy Mack
Animal Collective Tour Dates
05-17 Charleston, SC – Music Farm *
05-18 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine *
05-20 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre *
05-22 Washington DC – 9:30 Club *
05-23 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel *
05-24 Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre *
05-26 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall *
05-27 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre *
05-28 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall *
* with Circuit des Yeux