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Wall Street Journal Goes Looking For Resolutions, Finds New Outkast and Animal Collective Albums

January 03, 2011


In addition to finding out that Ozzy Osbourne has no greater desire than to continue living and that Momofuku chef David Chang is debating starting the first US-based soy sauce manufacturer, the Wall Street Journal interviewed Big Boi and Panda Bear of Animal Collective, both of whom revealed that their resolutions involve recording new albums with their respective groups. Big Boi had just come off the phone with Andre 3000, saying that Andre would release a solo album and confirmed they would then reunite for a new Outkast record and Panda Bear, whose solo album Tomboy is to be released this year, said Animal Collective would be recording a followup to Merriweather Post Pavilion. See the full statements from both after the jump and read all the resolutions (Jacques Pepin! Cloris Leachman!) here.


Big Boi
I just got off the phone with Andre. We're going to get in there and finish the album out. His solo album is going to come out before the OutKast album, but we made a pact that it's coming. The main thing with me is to make the coldest music on the planet. I don't know if the funk can get any stankier, but I'm going to try.

Panda Bear
I'm moving back to the States for a while so the rest of Animal Collective and I can be in the same place to write songs together and make something we're excited about. "Tomboy," my new album, is really, really close to a final mix; I spent the last three years or so on it. It's taken me forever. I feel like I did the tour for it already: Animal Collective and myself are in the habit of touring the stuff live before its release.

My family and I are going from Lisbon to Baltimore for three months. I'm going to be living in my mom's house, which is insane. I hope the turmoil isn't too much for my kids. I would be lying if I said I wasn't anxious or nervous, but it's the kind of challenge that makes things interesting. I'd love to do something physical like exercising once a week, but I don't feel I have the time. When I look back on my life, I used to think I didn't have enough time for things. But now I really don't have time. It's just the way things are.

Wall Street Journal Goes Looking For Resolutions, Finds New Outkast and Animal Collective Albums