Animal Collective Have Always Been ‘Kinda Bonkers’
You never know what you're going to get with a new release from Animal Collective. At their best, the band taps into a kind of mad genius vibe; at other times, they get so wrapped up in ridiculousness, they're borderline unlistenable. Today, they released a new song that's probably in the middle of those two extremes: "Kinda Bonkers," off their upcoming EP, The Painters, due Friday via Domino. More so than previous efforts, the song features a heavy Eastern influence in its instrumentation, imbued by a kind of otherworldly bounce. It's chorus of "kinda bonkers, pretty bonkers" sounds more like a chant than anything sung. It'll all be up to the individual listener to decide whether it's one of their best or worst, so waste no time and check it out below.