[Cover photo credit to Hisham Bharoocha]

Experimental Pop band Animal Collective has released new single Walker alongside a music video directed by Abby and Dave Portner. “Walker” and the previously released single “Prester John” will appear on Animal Collective’s new album Time Skiffs, due out February 4, 2022 on Domino. The group also goes on a U.S. tour in March of 2022 featuring support by L’Rain.

Director Abby Portner comments on the new video:

“It was so much fun to collaborate with Dave on this video, there were so many drawings and phone calls back and forth about how to make the record cover come to life and so much experimenting with movements of the band and acrobats to figure out how to get the flow right. I have never been on a set with so much excitement and clapping after takes when it all fell into place. It was such a warm, hardworking crew of people helping us figure out how to make it all happen and is one of my favorite directing experiences ever.”

The single “Prester John” also has a recent video:

Time Skiffs will be the quartet’s first studio album in more than five years and the nine songs are described as “love letters, distress signals, en plein air observations, and relaxation hymns”.

Animal Collective Tour Dates with L’Rain

03-08 Richmond, VA – The National

03-09 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

03-11 North Adams, MA – Mass MOCA – Hunter Center

03-12 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

03-13 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

03-15 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

03-16 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

03-18 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre

03-19 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre

03-20 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre

03-21 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

03-23 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

03-24 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

03-25 Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival

03-26 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern

07-09 Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool Festival