[Cover photo credit to Hisham Bharoocha]

Animal Collective are set to release their new album Time Skiffs this Friday, February 4th, and they’ve shared a final single “We Go Back”, alongside a video created by the director and animator Winston Hacking.

Hacking comments on the video’s aesthetic:

It was a thrill to work with Animal Collective – they trusted our sense of play and commitment to spontaneity which is mirrored in their sound,” says Hacking. “The video is composed of scanned locations, miniature sets and collage cut outs that embrace the low-fi 3d aesthetic inherent in photogrammetry.

Animal Collective’s US tour kicks off next month in Richmond, Virginia and will be followed by a UK and European tour in November. Time Skiffs is the quartet’s first studio album in more than half a decade, The album’s nine songs are “love letters, distress signals, en plein air observations, and relaxation hymns”.

Animal Collective Tour Dates

US

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

UK/EU

07-09 Madrid, ES – Mad Cool Fest

11-02 Limerick, IE – Dolan’s

11-03 Dublin, IE – National Concert Hall

11-06 Bristol, UK – SWX

11-07 Manchester, UK – Albert Hall

11-09 Glasgow, UK – Saint Luke’s

11-12 Tourcoing, FR – Le Grand Mix

11-15 Hamburg, DE – Übel & Gefährlich

11-16 Berlin, DE – Kesselhaus

11-17 Prague, CZ – MeetFactory

11-19 Vienna, AT – Arena

11-20 Munich, DE – Freiheiz

11-21 Fribourg, CH – Fri-Son

11-23 Luxembourg, LU – Atelier

11-24 Paris, FR – Trabendo

11-27 Cologne, DE – Luxor