Menu Close. Pre-save on Spotify Pre-add on Apple Music. Listen on Spotify Listen on Apple Music. Sign Up Now. Deliver to:. Animal Collective Ballet Slippers 22nd November Panda Bear Buoys 8th February Animal Collective Tangerine Reef 17th August Avey Tare Eucalyptus 21st July Animal Collective Painting With 19th February Sold Out. Animal Collective Live at 4th September Animal Collective Centipede Hz 3rd September Panda Bear Tomboy 12th April The name Strawberry Jam came from singer and drummer Panda Bear as he and the band were on a plane headed to Greece for a show.
Upon receiving his complimentary tray of food, he opened up the packet of strawberry jam that had been provided for the bread. As he removed the cover of the packet, he was drawn to the look of the glistening jam, and he expressed his desire for the production of their new album to sound like the jam looked, "that is to say, something that's really synthetic and sharp and futuristic looking," but also "tangy and sweet, almost in a kind of aggressive way in terms of the way it tastes".
Avey Tare created and photographed the cover art. Additional layout and design was done by Rob Carmichael, with whom Animal Collective has collaborated on several other projects. The album's Internet leak on June 12, , was notable in that it was leaked in three song clusters over a period of weeks. Geologist wrote on the Collected Animals board that the first batch of promotional copies were watermarked , and that each journalist's name would be digitally embedded in any extracted files.
Last week three tracks from Animal Collective's new album leaked. Within minutes we were able to track the leak to a writer's CD. That person got in more trouble than you care to hear about and was almost fired. The person was also forced to write an apology letter to an entire staff of people and the head of Domino Records along with other penance. Panda Bear talked with Shout Mouth regarding the band's thoughts on the leak: . I think there are six songs out there now.
The album received a normalized rating of 79 out of based on 34 reviews from mainstream critics from Metacritic , indicating generally favourable reviews. As of , Strawberry Jam has sold 84, copies. All tracks are written by Animal Collective. Credits adapted from the liner notes of Strawberry Jam. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the Animal Collective album.
For the fruit spread, see Fruit preserves. Animal Collective. This section needs expansion. But upon its release, Strawberry Jam proved a tough nut to crack for me — the first moment in my fandom when I had to ask myself how committed I really was. Some of this was probably timing. It took a while to truly grasp what the album had to say, even as I was actually in the process of living my own version of it. And all the more reason to celebrate it today.
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