Animal Collective announce live album Ballet Slippers on 10th anniversary of Merriweather Post Pavilion

Animal Collective by Hisham Akira Bharoocha / Abby Portner

Hisham Akira Bharoocha / Abby Portner

Animal Collective have announced the release of a live album entitled Ballet Slippers to mark the 10th anniversary of Merriweather Post Pavilion.

The album will include tracks from Merriweather performed on various North American shows during its nine-month tour back in 2009, while cuts from Strawberry Jam, Sung Tongs, Feels and Danse Manatee are on there too.

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

“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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