Never Mind the ODDSAC, Here’s Everything You Need
It should not be forgotten that Merriweather Post Pavillion was released the month of Barack Obama’s Presidential inaugration…and that only one of those events changed everything.
In the wake of the events of January 2009, there has been a lot of regrettable chillwave, but also some very promising steps toward making Animal Collective-style psychedelic pop a thriving, viable, most notable from Greedhead affiliates Keepaway, who also produced Das Racist’s best track.
Two years later, Erin Michael Rioux presented a slick, varied, and hooky full length. To be fair, Everything You Need Is Right Here is by no means a slavish, single-inspiration affair. There’s a good deal of Bibio here, and in general a good balance of aughts influences.
In a move very appropriate to the genre, the album is being offered up on YouTube as an “audiovisual” album, with images ranging from pretty lights to science-doc footage to repurposed ethnography loops to…verbatim clips from Bande à part. Good thing that Filme Socialism ends with a blatant endorsement of free copying, huh?
Below is the video for the first track
and you can load the full-album playlist here.
Mr. Rioux is also offering digital and vinyl versions on Everything You Need Is Right Here on his bandcamp-equipped website, also home to a number of earlier EP’s and singles, a number of them available on a pay-what-you-will basis.
To be very straight forward, if you enjoy Animal Collective as a pop group, I have a hard time imagining that you won’t get a lot of pleasure out of this album. Here’s a stream of it, because at this point I’m fairly confident that everyone loves buttons.