Animal Collective’s eighth full album Merriweather Post Pavilion, was their most successful to date, keeping the band busy with plenty of tour dates throughout 2009. It is for this reason, Panda Bear announced (viaBBC6), that Animal Collective will be taking a hiatus, “We were really happy with the record, so we wanted to put in a little extra this time. But it took its toll in terms of us just being exhausted. So I think all of us are trying to lay low just for a second.” When asked if this is the end of Animal Collective, Panda is quoted saying ,“I don’t expect it to be, I should say, but you never know.”
Meanwhile, the vocalist has been working on another solo album, Tomboy, to debut in September. “My focus right now is just to do this record and make sure I do my best with that, and then when that’s winding down, I feel like I’ll move my focus back to the group,” he said.
But, don’t be surprised if we find an Animal Collective without Panda Bear, as he stated “that there’s freedom to do things outside the band or for the band formation to change constantly.”
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