Animal Collective's new film is as psychedelic as you'd expect

Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion was named album of the year by everyone from Spin to Pitchfork to Entertainment Weekly to our very own Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll. What better way to follow up their Sgt. Pepper's moment than with the dub-punk trance-indie version of Magical Mystery Tour? Tonight, the three or four members of Animal Collective and director Danny Perez present the New York premiere of Oddsac, their 53-minute "visual album," pretty much something only a band with this amount of profile and critical acclaim could get away with. What little bits of Oddsac have been floating around the Internet look like a mix of Matthew Barney's colorful dreamscapes, Stan Brakhage's epileptic free-form flutters, the haunting tracking goofs of '80s VHS horror flicks, and the quixotic Flaming Lips attitude of "Fuck it, let's make a movie!" Either way, its flickering psychedelic gibberish basically ensure somebody's gonna have a seizure. March 2 is sold out; tickets may still be available for March 3.
Tue., March 2, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.; Wed., March 3, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m., 2010
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