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Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009

Merriweather Post Pavillion Listening Party

Tonight @ Burnhearts - 7 p.m.

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Love them or hate them—either position is justifiable—Animal Collective has a knack for creating sounds and sonics unlike any ever heard before, so it’s easy to see why critics—particularly those who rely on a good Internet connection to post their thoughts—have fallen so hard for these caustic, psych-folk slingers from Baltimore. Early buzz suggests that the band’s new Merriweather Post Pavillion could be their best album yet, and the band is capitalizing on the resulting anticipation with a novel roll-out plan: They’re selling vinyl copies of the record weeks ahead of the CD release at a series of listening parties around the country, including one tonight at Burnhearts in Bay View at 7 p.m., where Muzzle of Bees and 91.7 will be hosting giveaways of posters and other swag.