Experimental indie rock band Animal Collective will make their way to Montana for two concerts in 2022. They’ll perform at The Elm in Bozeman on Friday, August 19th then at The Wilma in Missoula on Saturday, August 20th. Both shows will feature support from experimental pop band Tomato Flower.
For more than 20 years, Dave Porter (Avey Tare), Noah Lennox (Panda Bear), Brian Weitz (Geologist) and Josh Dibb (Deakin) have been rewriting the musical map with each astonishing release as they continue their pursuit of a new psychedelia. Time Skiffs released in 2022, is the 11th and most recent album from Animal Collective. Glide Magazine called the album “an explorative-yet-accessible album that finds the ensemble at their most copasetic in over a decade.”
PRESALE: Limited Groove presale tickets for both shows will be available online only (while supplies last) from 10am on Wednesday, May 18th to 10pm Thursday, May 19th. A password will be provided via email after completing the Groove Presale sign up form where it says GET TICKETS below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.
PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets for both shows will be available on Friday, May 20th, 2022 at 10am at the Top Hat in Missoula, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Visit the specific event page below for tickets and more info.
About Animal Collective
Over two decades have passed since Animal Collective accidentally began to reimagine the sound and image of what’s easiest here to call indie rock. From the start, they turned the ultimately rare trick of tucking inscrutable experiments into songs so infectious they became generational standards, empowering a new permissibility within a sometimes-stodgy scene. They helped make the world safe for The Grateful Dead and tie-dye, or indie rock open to the Gamelan and Juju. Influences, they implicitly insisted, matter less than the music and spirit they inspire. Such paradigm-bending lessons are now simply part of the paradigm, philosophical cornerstones of modern music. But Animal Collective have never sat still, even on the cornerstones they helped create.
Time Skiffs, the quartet’s first studio album in more than half a decade, feels like listening in on a conversation among four old friends, just as it felt during their inchoate early days or their Strawberry Jam heyday. These nine songs are love letters, distress signals, en plein air observations, and relaxation hymns, the collected transmissions of four people who have grown into relationships and parenthood and adult worry. But they are rendered with Animal Collective’s singular sense of exploratory wonder, same as they ever were. There are harmonies so rich you want to skydive through their shared air, textures so fascinating you want to decode their sorcery, rhythms so intricate you want to untangle their sources. Here is Animal Collective past 20, still in search of what’s next. Continue reading…