Still riding high on the critical and commercial wave of '09's Merriweather Post Pavilion, Animal Collective have announced a brief, pre-Coachella California tour slated for April. Their legendary live shows capture their creative process, with loop-building, wild yelps from Avey Tare, bottomless Brian Wilson-esque vocalizing from Panda Bear, and beats to get your hips in motion. All those hipsters can't be wrong—get to one of these shows.

Animal Collective
4/11 - Arcata - Kate Buchanan Room - Mateel Community Center - Tickets (TBA)
4/13 - San Francisco - Great American Music Hall - Tickets
4/14 - Big Sur - Henry Miller Memorial Library - Tickets (TBA)
4/16 - Indio - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Tickets

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