Animal Collective To Drop An Album Recorded Live At 9:30 Club

By Ally Schweitzer


In June 2013, big-deal experimental-pop band Animal Collective played a sold-out, three-night run at D.C.’s 9:30 Club. If you’re a fan who missed the gig, chill: The group is about to release a live album taped during one of those shows.

Friday, the band originally from Baltimore, Maryland, drops Live at 9:30, recorded June 12, 2013. It arrives in advance of Animal Collective’s newest record, the followup to 2012’s Centipede Hz.

Live at 9:30 will be the second Animal Collective record to feature the name of a D.C.-area cultural landmark: In 2009, the group released Merriweather Post Pavilion, an album named after the Columbia, Maryland, concert venue booked by 9:30 Club operators I.M.P.

The live album is limited to 2,000 vinyl box sets. It’s available for pre-order now, to the tune of $40.

Here’s the tracklist — and you can stream “Did You See the Words (live)” below.

1. Amanita
2. Did You See the Words
3. Honeycomb
4. My Girls
5. Moonjock
6. New Town Burnout
7. I Think I Can
8. Pulleys
9. What Would I Want? Sky
10. Peacebone
11. Monkey Riches
12. Brothersport
13. The Purple Bottle