Avey Tare, one of the voices/musicians in Animal Collective, is celebrating last year’s Eucalyptus with a brand new remixes EP. Titled Essence of Eucalyptus EP, the new work will drop on a limited 12” September 7. It features 3 remixes from each member of Animal Collective, plus an additional live recording from the tour behind Eucalyptus.
Eucalyptus marked a welcome change in sound from Avey Tare’s previous solo albums. Its reliance on acoustic instrumentation, while still being wholly psychedelic and experimental is winning move. In a sense it was also somewhat of a return to form in the larger scope of Animal Collective’s discography. Most notably, it recalls the band’s 2004 album Sung Tongs. Which, speaking of, has been played in full on a string of tour dates from members Avey Tare and Panda Bear. In fact, there are still some tour dates coming up.
Along with the EP announcement, Avey Tare has shared all four tracks for you to hear right now. Give them a listen below.