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 Titles
Previous: Live Last Night: Future of the Left/Ted Leo/Against Me! | Next: Six Questions for ... the Spider Bags


Please email us to report offensive comments.

I would totally buy an album with "Remember That Incredible Robert Plant-Alison Krauss Show? Wow" on it. Even better if the show itself was on it.

Posted by: Hemisphire | October 10, 2008 9:53 AM

More song title possibilities...

"Too Much Grateful Dead"

"Jimmy Played Here...Alot"

"Zep Played Here With The Who B*****S!"

"It's Still Standing After Green Day?!"

"Showing Live Nation How To Do It Right Since 1967"

Posted by: EricS | October 14, 2008 12:56 PM

"It's No Wolf Trap"

Posted by: KR | October 16, 2008 1:19 PM

The comments to this entry are closed.


© 2010 The Washington Post Company