Watch Animal Collective’s New Video: “Monkey Riches”

AnCo Shares a weird video and rescheduled tour dates

With two national tours postponed due to band member illness, Animal Collective is ready to get back on the road, and they’ve released a new video to get fans in the mood.

The video is for the track “Monkey Riches” off their latest LP, Centipede Hz, and features a rope-charmer in some alternate universe. “Monkey Riches” is another weird video from AnCo and director Jack Kubizne, who also directed “Brother Sport” for the band. Kubizne gives some insight into the meaning of the video to Intel’s Creators Project who produced the piece:

“The story came to me more or less as a whole, so I wanted to try and get as close to that as possible. Some of it I think came from an irrational place but for me, the whole video is about consequences. The old man is that elder figure whom everyone has met in their life. He possesses some kind of knowledge or teaching he would readily hand down if only we could see it right in front of us. Whether we are able to receive that knowledge is something I think a lot of people struggle with nowadays. ‘There’s only room for the new’ is the mentality that I struggle with. It’s a really ugly mentality because I think a lot of things are out of control today as a result. These things could be avoided by learning a little instead of just trudging blindly forward, tying your messy, hasty knots and being all pissed off instead of learning from what’s around you.”

Here are the rescheduled tour dates:

09/06 – Portland, OR @ MusicFest NW *
09/07 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
09/08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Depot
09/09 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
09/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
09/14 – Mexico City, MX @ Ceremonia Festival
10/16 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
10/17 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
10/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Festival
10/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern
10/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
10/24 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
10/25 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
10/26 – Asheville, NC @ Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit
10/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
12/01 – Washington, D.C. @ 930 Club
12/02 – Portland, ME @ The State Theatre
12/04 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall
12/05 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater
12/06 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
12/08 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

* with Dan Deacon