The 10". An odd format. It doesn't have the shoe-box currency and the hallowed history of the 7", nor the expansiveness of the 12", but damned if it'll go away. Animal Collective know a thing or two about neglected formats. The band recorded their soon-to-be-reissued album Campfire Songs and many of the tracks on the immediatly unavailable Crack Box to the once touted MiniDisc format. (Thx, Sony!) And now comes another 10". This time a single for MPP's "Brothersport," backed with "Bleeding," which was called "Bleed" when it first surfaced back in May. Rumor has it that Animal Collective have added a whole bunch of "-ing" to "Bleed" to concoct "Bleeding." There are a few versions of "Bleeding" floating around the web, and while the three minute DC version has its moments, any space traveler worth his weight in cosmic glitter knows you go with the 11+ minute ambient trip. Behold below!
Animal Collective, Bleeding (Live @ Henry Miller Library)