State Theatre Portland
Animal Collective

TENTATIVELY POSTPONED

Animal Collective

PC Worship

Thu, July 11, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

State Theatre

Portland, ME

$25 advance / $30 day of show

TENTATIVELY POSTPONED

This event is all ages

JUST IN FROM THE BAND: "Hey AC fans, Due to illness, we will unfortunately not be able to perform our upcoming July tour dates, including the Camp Bisco and Forecastle festivals. We deeply apologize and tried our best to make it work with an alternate set, but ultimately we didn't feel like we were giving fans what they deserved from an Animal Collective show. We are working on rescheduling the non-festival dates as soon as possible. Again we send our sincerest apologies to fans anticipating these shows, especially considering the cancelations earlier this year." - Avey Tare, Deakin, Geoligist, and Panda Bear We at the State Theatre are working directly with the band on a possible rescheduled date. You can get a refund for tonight's show at point of purchase, or hang on to your ticket for the rescheduled date (which we hope to announce within the next day or so). We apologize for any inconvenience this causes fans.

Animal Collective
Animal Collective
CENTIPEDE Hz is the tenth full length Animal Collective album following the widely celebrated Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009) and also the first since Strawberry Jam (2007) to feature all four original band members: Avey Tare, Panda Bear, Geologist and Deakin. As the album's opening bars of drum crashes and radio interference on 'Moonjock' immediately make clear, having returned as a four piece, Animal Collective have made their most widescreen and fully realized music to date.
Once touring for Merriweather Post Pavilion was concluded at the end of 2009, Animal Collective released their visual album Oddsac on DVD. The film was also screened internationally at theatres and film festivals. The band created Transverse Temporal Gyrus, an installation for the Guggenheim Museum in New York City and subsequently released a 12" single of the performance and launched a website to distribute music from the event. The period between Merriweather Post Pavilion and Centipede Hz also saw the release of two solo albums: Avey Tare's Down There (2010) and Panda Bear's Tomboy (2011).
Regrouping as a four piece with original member Deakin once more in the band, Animal Collective reconvened in their native Baltimore in January-March 2011 to write material for Centipede Hz with a further session later in the year. Rather than swapping ideas over the internet and file-sharing Animal Collective were, for the first time in many years, exchanging ideas in the same room by playing live instruments. As a result Panda Bear returned to playing a sit-down drum kit for the first time since Here Comes The Indian (2003) and Geologist began playing live keyboards again. Along with using some of the samplers and sequencers with which they had previously been writing, the sound of Centipede Hz draws on the dynamics and energy of Animal Collective playing together as a band. The return of Deakin is at its most marked in 'Wide Eyed', a song that he wrote, featuring his first ever lead-vocal performance and whose title captures the mood of Centipede Hz perfectly.
Part of the inspiration for Centipede Hz included the band's memories of growing up listening to station announcements and commercials on the radio and imagining the after life of radio signals from the past, forgotten transmissions that are now lost in space and broadcasting music from other planets for other life forms. This is reflected in the sound of Centipede Hz, which features the white noise of radio interference and buried frequencies overlaid with the band's peerless melodic sensibilities and compositional methods. The result is a panoramic set of songs that shimmer with the confidence and wonder of Animal Collective's unique inner logic and the luminous warmth of their sound world.
PC Worship
PC Worship
PC Worship are a collective group of musicians living in New York, spearheaded by the songwriting and composition of Justin Frye, that skirts in and out of musical generalization and re-focuses creative energy on aesthetic contrast & varied song form. As a result PC Worship venture amicably through mutated third stream folk, psychadelic, grunge and punk tendencies that are dually inspired by written pop songs and ambivalent, yet well executed free improvisation.

"...PC Worship crafts sound-collages so evocative that with a few locked grooves and loftier ambitions, the peripheral noise could infiltrate experimental academia. But, the serpentine song-structures and inventive rhythms give each track a pulse (&) insistent beats raise PC Worship from druggy experimentalists to innovative NYC noise rock titans." - Impose Magazine

"PC Worship kick it dense and heavy with a damaged crude DIY psych edge that often transcends into totally catchy melodic and repetitive jammers." - Night-People
Venue Information:
State Theatre
609 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101
http://www.statetheatreportland.com/