The much-anticipated Animal Collective movie is premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah right now, and the band has released the trailer onto the world, just to drive everyone crazy until they can see the full movie.
From the looks of the trailer, it's being billed not so much as an Animal Collective movie but rather a visual album.
And visual is exactly what the video is ... 30 seconds of hyper-rapid, explosive visual imagery that's very colorful and intense. View it here.
Titled ODDSAC, the film is supposed to be an experimental one, not easily pigeon-holed into a certain vehicle or plot type. It's like a music video, visual narrative and experimental film type of thing. But it's also none of these things.
The Sundance web site describes it as "An earthy, psychedelic experimental narrative infused with the band, Animal Collective's aural and musical sensibilities."
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.
It's also scheduled to play in New York on March 2nd and Chicago on March 17th, with more shows to be announced later.