Hmmmm…Animal Collective and Cannibal Ox? THIS could be interesting. ndie powerhouse, Animal Collective, please meet underground indie hip-hop staple, Cannibal Ox. Now play nice and wait for (hipster?) heads to explode. Jason Drake aka Cassettes Won’t Listen has been busy working on a follow up to his 2008 album, Small-Time Machine, but in between studio sessions he has found the time to release his mashup of 2001’s The Cold Vein with music spanning Animal Collective’s entire career.
The impact that Cannibal Ox had on the underground hip hop community back in 2001 with The Cold Vein, catapulting El-P’s newly launched Def Jux label into indie super-stardom, was unparalleled in the scene at the time. As the duo sat in El-Producto’s Brooklyn studio crafting the influential release, a group of friends were forming a band and recording music of their own less than 200 miles away in Baltimore, MD. Animal Collective broke out onto the scene during the early part of the past decade and their fan base has continued to expand with each subsequent release. Animal Ox marries the forward thinking, experimental, and genre-defying nature both groups are known for. A match made in indie heaven.