Listen: Animal Collective’s new album, Centipede Hz, in its entirety

You can listen to it now here.


As mentioned, Animal Collective premiered the entirety of their new album, Centipede Hz, last night (8/19) on Animal Collective Radio. The album is now streaming there on-demand in advance of it’s September 4 release date with song visuals created by Abby Portner.

The band also made a video for single for “Today’s Supernatural,” directed by frequent AC collaborator Danny Perez, which you can watch below, along with an interview with the band’s electronics wrangler, Geologist (Brian Weitz)…. Animal Collective will support the new album on a tour with Micachu & the Shapes which hits NYC on October 5 at Williamsburg Park.

Watch the new video after the jump:
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New Flying Lotus track, “See Thru To U,” featuring Erykah Badu

Until the Quiet Comes will be released October 2 on Warp.

Handy Website Predicts How Freaking Hot The L Train Platform Will Be

How miseable is it on the L platform? has you covered. An interview with the creator of the site, via Gothamist :

Over the past month I have been recording the temperature at the different platforms and the above ground temperature. I came to a fairly accurate system which has allowed me to pull in the localized weather from Yahoo Weather for the different neighborhoods and add a weighting system for the temperature at the platforms.

On the tests that I have been doing it has been accurate to a couple of degrees around 80% of the time. However, like the weather, sometimes there are some things you cant account for that may affect the weather.

Greenpoint to Explode Tonite

We can blame Buscemi:

An eruption is about to rock parts of Greenpoint and Manhattan, officials warned, when HBO drama “Boardwalk Empire” shoots tonight.

The Prohibition-era show produced by Martin Scorcese will film an explosion near Commercial and Franklin streets, the city’s Notify NYC alerts source tweeted yesterday — and the sounds will likely reverberate throughout the neighborhood and across the water, an email sent by Manhattan Community Board 6 noted.

“This shoot will include a large fire-ball effect residents in surrounding communities and Manhattan may be able to see and hear,” the email said.
Residents can expect to hear the blast between 10 p.m. – 11 p.m.


Grimes Makes Her American network TV debut on Fallon

Heavy Rains Flooding Brooklyn and Queens

(Woodbine street in Bushwick via)

Gothamist has more pictures, as does Gawker.

Shark Week Tribute: The Best Shark Attacks In Movies

Free Pussy Riot Video – With Peaches, The Knife, Lykke Li, Peter Bjorn & John and More


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A little background:

In Moscow, the case against the long-detained feminist punk group Pussy Riot is coming down to the wire. A judge has concluded the trial and will deliver a verdict on August 17, Rian reports. Prosecutors are looking to imprison the trio of women for three years.

Three members of Pussy Riot were jailed in March– Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, Maria Alyokhina, 24, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29– following a February 21 performance at Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral, which lasted less than one minute. The group shouted a “punk prayer”, which declared “Virgin Mary, Mother of God, become a feminist!” and “Put Putin out,” while clenching their fists and punching the air. The act was explicitly political.

But Russian prosecutors claim the “punk prayer” intended to offend the Orthodox Christian community, and the three members were charged with “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred.” The band’s lawyer, however, maintains the accusations of “hooliganism” are flawed, seeing as Pussy Riot neither provoked nor threatened violence or damage to the church.