News Roundup: Animal Collective’s Fall Be Kind EP Details, Converge’s Axe to Fall Leak, New Arcade Fire?


–Animal Collective’s Fall Be Kind EP turns out to be very real: AC’s Avey Tare confirms and previews the record over at Pitchfork, where he specifies a tracklist and explains: “The vibe is a little bit darker, I’d say– not in terms of the sound, maybe. Well, the melodies are definitely darker. It’s not abrasive dark or anything, but I think the mood of it has just a little bit more of a nighttime, kind of dark, sad vibe… It’s a little bit more washy and kind of orchestral.” Jon Dolan once had a great riff on interviews like this one. Anyway, the record’s due on Domino in December, and Gorilla Vs. Bear has mp3s of the BBC versions of EP tracks “What Would I Want? Sky” and “On A Highway.”

–Converge’s killer Axe to Fall has leaked, causing some consternation, especially after the band went ahead and aired the name of the leaker–Metalsucks staff writer Shaun Hand–via their Twitter account. The response was not kind: Hatebreed clown prince Jamey Jasta demanded “STREET JUSTICE!”, and the rest of the Twitter rabble then piled on. The saga ended with a super anguished and, at the end of the day, not-at-all metal public apology from Metalsucks. At least we can all agree this record is worth getting excited about.

Is this the sound of new music from the Arcade Fire? Probably. Whatever it is, it’s featured on Richard Kelly’s Cameron Diaz-vehicle The Box, out in November, a film that just happens to be scored by most of the AF gang.