Issue 77 / September 2012
Clash Magazine Issue 77 - Animal Collective

Featured in this issue…

Animal Collective Bugging The Bandwidths

We’re getting psychedelic in our lunch-hour with Animal Collective. Walking around the Barbican with Avey Tare, Geologist, Panda Bear and Deakin, it’s good to see all four members of this porous collective back together again.

Grizzly Bear A Certain Evolution

Grizzly Bear has always seemed like a misnomer. On record, the Stateside four-piece are more cuddly bear than grizzly, with their mantra-like sighs spreading slowly, almost insidiously around the globe throughout a three-album career span...

Matthew Dear Balance Beams

"I try to make pop music, no doubt about that, but it’s coming through a weird little warped lens,” Dear tells Clash. “It’s one-part chameleon, one-part intuition, figuring it out on my own. I dunno, I’ll never get it right...I have to be pleased with what comes out."

Kendricks Lamar Straight Outta Compton

Like a religiouszealot waiting for the second coming, hip-hop has been waiting for Kendrick Lamar. Emerging quietly from the shadows of the hip-hop giants who came before him, the Compton native is the new voice of America’s West Coast.

Michael Jackson Who's BAD?

Twenty-five years after it's release, Michael Jackson’S most imaginative album continues to charm.

The Flaming Lips Magic Doors

Asked to recommend ten of his favourite psychedelic albums, Wayne Coyne, frontman and theatrical warlock for The Flaming Lips, a band not averse to adventures in sound or space, supplied a list containing a few surprises.

Black British Film Blood Ah Goh Run

The birth of conscious black-controlled film in the UK has been slow. It is still a fringe movement, nourished by specialist books shops and Dalston markets stands: the casual indifference of Bernard Shaw still typifies the public.

Album Spotlight

Big Brother and The Holding Company - Cheap Thrills

“Although just seven songs long, their weight and range created a record of near-perfect intensity.”

  • Private Passions Angel
  • In The Works Darkstar
  • Rock And Rules Cypress Hill
  • Stalker Ian Curtis
  • Royal Academy Reviews Rivers
  • Swan Song Kaiser Chief's Ricky Wilson
Album Reviews
  • Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Matthew Dear
  • Bloc Party
  • Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
  • Mike Lindsay
  • Cat Power
  • The Flaming Lips
  • Bass Culture
  • Plank!
  • Yeasayer
  • Passion Pit

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