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posted Dec 11, 2008, 12:45 PM by Vu Nguyen
From Motormouth

Animal Collective Release Vinyl Early

Announce Record Release Parties


Animal Collective’s 9th full-length album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, will be released early on deluxe 2xLP 180-gram gatefold vinyl with full album download card (WAV or MP3) January 6th 2009, on Domino Records in North America.  The CD & digital release date will remain January 20th (Jan. 12 UK/Europe). To coincide with the early vinyl release will be a series of release/listening parties across the country in conjunction with Terrorbird Media, Domino, record stores, blogs and college radio stations. The release parties will take place at record stores or venues the week of the vinyl release and will feature pre-orders, Animal Collective listing party exclusive goodies including giant posters and download cards, ticket giveaways and grand prize giveaways of ‘The Domino Years’ prize packs. Every party will be a little different, and information on the specifics of each party will be available on the host’s website. An up-to-date list of confirmed parties will be available at


The Cities (details to follow)


Anchorage, AK - KRUA Presents*

Atlanta, GA - Criminal Records - Jan. 1st @ 4PM

Austin, TX - End Of And Ear Records & KVRX - Jan. 3 @ 6PM

Boston, MA - WZBC presents*

Chicago, IL - WHPK presents*

Dallas, TX - Gorilla Vs. Bear Presents*

Eugene, OR - KWVA Presents*

Lawrence, KS - Love Garden Sounds & KJHK - Jan. 6th

Los Angeles, CA -  Fingerprints Records & KXLU - Jan. 6th

Miami, FL - WRGP Presents*

Minneapolis, MN  - KUOM Presents*

New York, NY - Other Music Presents - Jan. 5th

Philadelphia, PA - WXPN Presents*

Portland, OR - Music Millennium - Jan. 3 @ 6PM

Raleigh, NC - WKNC Presents*

San Francisco, CA - Terrorbird Presents @ The Knockout - Jan. 6th, 7-10pm**

Santa Cruz, CA - KZSC Presents*

Seattle, WA - KUPS Presents*

St. Louis, MO - Vintage Vinyl & KDHX - Jan. 6th

Vancouver, BC - CFUV presents*


*Location & Date TBA

** w/ Maus Haus, French Miami


More cities to come.