THE KILLERS Battle Born Producers: various Island Records Release Date: Sept. 18 The Killers covered an impressive amount of ground in pop music across their first three albums. But on "Battle Born", the Las Vegas quartet apparently decided it was time for some consolidation. The 12-track set touches on bits of its predecessors -- the new wave pomp of "Hot Fuss", the brawny rock of "Sam's Town", the '80s-leani
A decade removed from the looped yelps and muddy chants that composed the brunt of its early work, Animal Collective's latest album, "Centipede Hz", has a whiff of mainstream aspiration. Chalk it up to the commercial exposure of its previous work: Upon its 2009 release, "Merriweather Post Pavilion" was the apex of a gradual move toward accessibility, harnessing the band's sprawling folk experiments in
Animal Collective, in conjunction with Domino Records and the Creators Project, have launched Animal Collective Radio, a weekly online radio program. The first show featured Panda Bear and DJ sets by Black Dice, Sublime Frequencies and Haunted Graffiti. The band also premiered “Today's Supernatural," the first single from its new album "Centipede Hz."