Animal Collective has announced a new collection of live recordings from their Merriweather Post Pavilion . Ballet Slippers compiles 12 tracks recorded at various concerts during the band's North American 2009 tour behind the album. The songs were edited by Panda Bear, mixed by Ajay Saggar and mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters. Ballet Slippers is out November 22 via Domino to celebrate Merriweather Post Pavilion 10th Anniversary. The band shared a statement with the announcement; read it below.
It is impossible for us to remember the years around Merriweather Post
Pavilion without thinking about the live experience. As a record
celebrates 10 years, there has been a lot of talk about the album itself, but so
Much of the time spent living with these songs was spent on stage together.
Each night on tour, the music reopened and left us new spaces
to fill and new opportunities to think about our past. As
Merriweather documents the era in one of its forms, we wanted Ballet Slippers to do the same for some of its other forms.
Read Pitchfork & # 39; s Longform Feature "Animal Collective & # 39; s Merriweather Post Pavilion Be Radical Enough to Redefine Indie Music. Why Didn't It?"
Ballet Slippers :
01 In the Flowers (Live June 2, 2009 Boulder, CO)
02 Who Could Win a Rabbit (Live June 9, 2009 Ft Lauderdale, FL)
03 Summertime Clothes (Live June 9, 2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
04 Bleed (Live May 30, 2009 Las Vegas, NV)
05 Guys Eyes (Live June 9, 2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
06 My Girls (Live May 30, 2009 Las Vegas , NV)
07 Banshee Beat (Live June 2, 2009 Boulder, CO)
08 Lion in a Coma (Live June 9, 2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
09 No More Runnin & # 39; (Live May 29, 2009 Los Angeles, CA)
10 Lablakely Dress / Fireworks (Live June 9, 2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
11 Daily Routine (Live May 30, 2009 Las Vegas, NV)
12 Brothersport (Live June 2, 2009 Boul there, CO)