Animal Collective's Merriweather Memories
Indie faves Animal Collective have a new album arriving in January, and while it was recorded at a studio
on in Oxford, Miss., its title pays tribute to the band's Maryland roots in a surprising way.
The album will be called ... "Merriweather Post Pavilion."
After the Frank Gehry-designed amphitheater in Columbia, Md., where the boys in the Baltimore-bred band have apparently spent some time over the years.
"[They] said they have many fond memories of the place and wanted to name an album after it," says Seth Hurwitz, the concert promoter whose company, I.M.P., books Merriweather. Hurwitz reports (via late-night email) that he was asked "about a month ago" if the band could use the venue's name for its next album. "I said, 'Cool.'"
And so it shall be.
According to the track listing sent out by the band's publicist, though, the album will not include such songs as "Ducks in the Parking Lot," "Stuck in Traffic on Broken Land Parkway" or "Remember That Incredible Robert Plant-Alison Krauss Show? Wow."
By J. Freedom du Lac |
October 10, 2008; 8:59 AM ET
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