Thursday, July 5, 2007

Animal Collective - Fireworks

Rain on the Fourth of July... what an inopportune time. As far as I'm aware most of the fireworks in my area were canceled. Instead I watched some of the Macy's Fireworks in New York City on NBC HD. It was pretty impressive though the presentation to say the least was a little obnoxious. Do we really need quick cut editing for fireworks? Plus they scored it with so many Yay-America songs from "Yankee Doodle", to "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" that the patriotic schmaltz was practically oozing from the screen. Fireworks don't need any cream and sugar.

I will however make a compromise for Fireworks + Animal Collective. "Fireworks" is the first single from their upcoming album Strawberry Jam, due this September. It's a great track- somehow more accessible than their previous material, but without compromising any artistic integrity.

Animal Collective - Fireworks

Its video is kinda like what would happen if you fell asleep while listening to the song on the Fourth of July and proceeded to have a lucid dream.


Lknapp2 said...

just wondering, where do you live? cause a lot of fireworks near me were cancelled cause of rain too.
sorry if thats too nosy.

matt said...

I'm in RI