It seems like it’s been forever since Animal Collective released their career-defining 2010 album Merriweather Post Pavillion. In numerous interviews the band made it clear that they were working on new material, but here’s the proof, in the form of a new digital single/7″. The A side, “Honeycomb” is a short, poppy David Portner (Avey Tare)-lead tune that gurgles along with now-trademark AC loops and drips. B-side “Gotham” is a nice contrast — another Tare song that’s slower in tempo, with a host of haunting background vocals that surround a swirling mess of samples and subtle guitar lines.
Digital versions are available now via iTunes, with the vinyl arriving June 26 via Domino.