On the heels of last year’s sprawling and characteristically quirky Painting With, Animal Collective has just dropped off a new four-track project. Their The Painters EP, is capped off with a buzzing and buoyant new take on Martha & The Vadellas’ 1967 hit, “Jimmy Mack,” where the Motown trio’s candied harmonies and honey-coated melodies are subbed-out for glitchy electronic suites led by a piercing lone vocal. It isn’t the more-or-less verbatim upgrade that Sheena Easton gave the track over 30 years ago. No, this is an entirely new beast, jagged and unpredictable.
Hear Animal Collective’s high-voltage spin on a Motown gem down below. Pick up a copy of their new The Painters EP on iTunes today and scroll on to peep the group’s forthcoming tour dates.
Feb 24 @ Coral Orgy – Miami Beach, FL
May 17 @ Music Farm – Charleston, SC
May 18 @ The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN
May 20 @ The Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA
May 22 @ 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
May 23 @ Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
May 24 @ Calvin Theatre – Northampton, MA
May 26 @ College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
May 27 @ Corona Theatre – Montréal, Canada
May 28 @ The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, Canada