Animal Collective release their 10th studio album Painting With on Friday, but first the band unveiled another new track from their upcoming LP, “Golden Gal.” Keeping with the colorful theme of previous Painting With videos “FloriDada” and “Lying in the Grass,” the group take fans on another hypnotic and visually intoxicating journey with the animated video for the Golden Girls-sampling track. Celeste Potter, an artist who previously worked on music videos for Courtney Barnett and Husky, directed the “Golden Gal” video.
Painting With is Animal Collective’s attempt at a concise, reverb-free album. “We talked about no ambient [passages],” Brian “Geologist” Weitz told Rolling Stone. “Even [2009’s] Merriweather Post Pavillion, people were saying was our poppiest record up to that point, but there still were like long, drawn-out passages of drone. With this one we were just like in and out. No long buildups to get to it, no long outros. We talked about, like, our Ramones record.”