Proof That Animal Collective Songs Can be Performed Without Instruments


Did you somehow doubt that the alien-spatter electronics of Animal Collective could be performed by actual humans, as opposed to bits of broken and tie-dyed machinery? Wrong! Thanks to Momo & the Coop, an a cappella group comprised of Lewis & Clark students, AC’s “Leaf House” has been successfully funneled through vocal chords. The result is a mosh of convulsing collegiate torsos, gleefully harmonizing Ave Tare’s mid-song monkey screech before settling on a chordal interpretation of the ending “meows.” A noble attempt to bridge the seemingly disparate realms of Animal Collective and Grizzly Bear, indeed. Now imagine if these guys teamed up with Cornell’s steel drum group:

Three makes a trend, right? Anybody got another? [h/t Live Music Blog]

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