Last Thursday, the guys of Animal Collective made a rare appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. They performed “Summertime Clothes,” which is a cut off of their latest album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, released back in January. I’m actually pretty surprised at how unusually normal looking they were for their performance. With their ecclectic style of experimental folk music, you would kind of expect them to be donning masks/capes/costumes/huge beards for their live set (see above) — but no, instead they chose to rock your standard hoodie. Interesting.
Anyway, this song is amazing and should totally make it into your own music rotation. I’m pretty sure that even Letterman was feeling their energy and dug the performance. I mean, who doesn’t get a kick out of red & blue winged creatures (that look like they came straight out of a Dr. Seuss book) spasming about idly in the background?