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Animal Collective has announced an album of live tracks from the Merriweather Post Pavilion tour

“It’s impossible for us to remember the years around Merriweather Post Pavilion without thinking about the live experience.”

November 13, 2019
Animal Collective has announced an album of live tracks from the Merriweather Post Pavilion tour I don't mean to seem like I care about material things   Roger Kisby / Getty

Animal Collective has announced it will be releasing Ballet Slippers, a compilation of live recordings from the band’s 2009 Merriweather Post Pavilion tour, as a celebration of the album’s 10th anniversary, Pitchfork reports. It’s out on Domino on November 22. “It’s impossible for us to remember the years around Merriweather Post Pavilion without thinking about the live experience. As the record turns 10, there has been a lot of talk about the album itself, but so much of the time living with those songs was spent on stage together,” the band reportedly said in a statement. “Every night on tour, the music opened up again, leaving us new spaces to fill and new opportunities to rethink our past. Just as Merriweather documents the era in one of its forms, we wanted Ballet Slippers to do the same for some of its other forms.”

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Animal Collective has announced an album of live tracks from the Merriweather Post Pavilion tour