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Animal Collective Premiere Trippy "Brother Sport" Video

January 8, 2010 12:00 AM ET

The video for Animal Collective's "Brother Sport," the epic closing track from Merriweather Post Pavilion, was unveiled this morning on the band's My Animal Home Website. Much like MPP itself, the "Brother Sport" video is a kaleidoscopic odyssey, featuring psychedelic animations, children straight out of Where the Wild Things Are running around meadows, neon interludes and the most insane Easter Egg painting session ever, all paced to the tribal beat of the six-and-a-half minute track. Watch it above.

"Brother Sport" is the third single off MPP, following "Summertime Clothes" and "My Girls," which produced such a mind-blowing music video that even Kanye West took a break from his Caps Lock rants to embed it into his blog. Merriweather Post Pavilion also featured on Rolling Stone's list of the 25 Best Albums of 2009, while "My Girls" placed on our 25 Best Songs of 2009. In 2009, AC busted out into the mainstream, also appearing on both the album and song lists in our Readers' 2009 Poll.

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