Animal Collective celebrated Pitchfork’s 21st anniversary at a concert held by the music publication last month in New York. In keeping with the celebratory mood, the psychedelic indie pioneers decided to celebrate their breakthrough 2004 album Sung Tongs by performing the album in its entirety.
Sung Tongs is now widely considered an indie classic, known for featuring only two members from the band (Avey Tare and Panda Bear). It’s also one of the sparsest albums in Animal Collective’s discography, featuring the duo performing entirely acoustically. The album made waves for the band because it traded in the difficult, busy sound of the group for a cleaner, more focused one. Despite being more straightforward than past (and some future) works, it still retains what makes Animal Collective such an interesting, original group.
Now, Pitchfork has decided to share the full one hour performance. It features only Avey Tare and Panda Bear on acoustic guitars. It’s also the first time they’ve ever played the entire album live. The set contains the whole album plus two other songs. Watch the entire thing below.
Panda Bear’s new EP A Day With The Homies is out next Friday.