Label
Splinter Series (FatCat Records)
Release date
16 Oct 2005
Running length
9 tracks
Running time
69:00

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Did You See the Words 5:11 256,166
2 Grass 3:03 299,924
3 Flesh Canoe 5:28 191,343
4 The Purple Bottle 8:58 241,409
5 Bees 5:38 182,313
6 Banshee Beat 9:49 201,112
7 Daffy Duck 10:30 164,077
8 Loch Raven 4:59 182,082
9 Turn Into Something 15:24 161,241

About this album

Feels is the sixth studio album by Baltimore-based band Animal Collective, released in 2005 by Fatcat Records. The album was chosen as one of Amazon.com’s Top 100 Editor’s Picks of 2005. Initial copies contained a bonus disc of live material.

Recording
Feels is known for its interesting guitar sounds, which were obtained in part by the unique tuning the band used. Geologist explained how they created and used this tuning on the Collected Animals message board:

“All the songs on Feels are tuned to our friends piano which was out of tune to begin with. Dave and I made loops from recordings of him playing her piano and we used those loops in the early songwriting process for feels. So since those loops are premade and can’t be tuned, the guitars have to be tuned to the loops. it’s not out of tune in any tradional whole step/half step kind of way…we’re talking microtonally out of tune after years of not being professionally tuned and subtle natural detuning. Kind of like if you played guitar in standard tuning for years but never once re-tuned it to make sure it was right. It would have its own unique out-of-tune tuning based on what strings you played most often, how hard you played it, the temperature in the room, the humidity, etc… When we went into the studio it ruled over everything we did.

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