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Animal Collective Are Working on a Film Project


By: Spacelab Research Staff

Animal Collective are working on a film or visual album, and have been toiling away on it for about two years. In a recent video interview with Pitchfork TV at the Pitchfork Music Festival, they spoke with Mark Richardson about the project. It will be released as a sort of visual-album / art film kind of thing on DVD. So it's ... a film! But not a movie. But it's not just a live album either. There's no word on a release date yet.


The band shot a number scenes two years ago with Danny Perez, who the worked with on their Who Could Win a Rabbit video. The filming included scenes in a castle and an undisclosed location in Pennsylvania.


When it came down to whether or not they were acting in any of the pieces, the band became decidedly unresponsive and wanted to leave some elements to the imagination.


The project is a collaboration with Perez, with the band making music to go with the scenes that were shot two years ago. In a 2006 interview with Pitchfork, Noah Lennox said that they first filmed the scenes, then created the music.


"We worked together for a while coming up with the scenes and parts and that sort of thing," Lennox said. "Then this past September we started filming it. Sometime in the next four months or so, after Danny's done editing all the footage, the AC will make the music for it."


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