Aside from having a similar fashion sense – lots of paisley prints and loose fits – one of the only uniting forces in the freak-folk hype machine was a shared love of Vashti Bunyan’s long-lost Just Another Diamond Day LP. The 30-year-old recording was a benchmark and/or bible for many singer-songwriters in the mid ’00s, which makes Prospect Hummer a crucial, cross-generational meeting of the minds. “I loved having the freedom to sing as I wanted,” Bunyan said of the three-day sessions that went into the one-off EP. “I was still finding my voice after burying it for years.” Now confident for the first time in decades, Bunyan finally released her second full-length in the same month as Feels, making this the sedate puzzle piece between Sung Tongs and Animal Collective’s comparatively aggro follow-up.
By Andrew Parks on 09.04.12 in Icons
Not to pull an I-was-there or anything, but the first time I saw an Animal Collective show – eight years ago at a decrepit art space in Philadelphia – I thought the whole thing was an elaborate joke, an Andy Kaufman-esqu...
By Marc Hogan on 01.15.15 in News
New music from Panda Bear and a new interview with Sleater-Kinney guitarist/Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein highlighted the late-show circuit last night, along with the late-night TV debut of gospel-fueled singer/songw...
By Wondering Sound Staff on 12.22.14 in Galleries
Wondering Sound's staff picks the year's best albums.
By Andrew Parks on 10.31.14 in News
It's not nearly as elaborate as the short film his Animal Collective bandmate Avey Tare released earlier today, but the second trailer from Panda Bear’s upcoming album is worth a look for two reasons: it's directed...