Animal Collective Announce Sung Tongs 20th Anniversary Reissue and Live Album, Share Song: Listen


Animal Collective are ringing in the 20th anniversary of their seminal LP Sung Tongs with a special reissue on colored vinyl. What’s more, they’re also releasing Sung Tongs Live at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, a live recording of Panda Bear and Avey Tare playing the album in full in 2018, for the first time digitally and physically. Both are slated for release on October 4 via Domino. Animal Collective have shared a live rendition of “Kids on Holiday,” which you can listen to below.

Sung Tongs Live at the Theatre at Ace Hotel includes Animal Collective’s entire set from the 2018 show. They played Sung Tongs in full and in order, with the exception of an early pivot to “Covered in Frogs” right before playing “Winters Love,” as the band has done in the past at a handful of old performances. Animal Collective have never recorded a studio version of “Covered in Frogs,” but they have played it live several times over the years, dating back to 2004.

Before their set at Ace Hotel, Animal Collective played Sung Tongs in full at New York’s Knockdown Center as part of Pitchfork’s 21st anniversary. Their most recent album, Isn’t It Now?, came out in 2023. That same year, the band released a remastered version of their 2000 album Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished.

Read “Forever 21: Animal Collective’s Sung Tongs.”

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Animal Collective: Sung Tongs

Sung Tongs Live at the Theatre at Ace Hotel:

01 Leaf House (Live)
02 Who Could Win a Rabbit (Live)
03 The Softest Voice (Live)
04 Covered in Frogs (Live)
05 Winters Love (Live)
06 Kids on Holiday (Live)
07 Sweet Road (Live)
08 Visiting Friends (Live)
09 College (Live)
10 We Tigers (Live)
11 Mouth Wooed Her (Live)
12 Good Lovin Outside (Live)
13 Whaddit I Done (Live)