As monthly Uncut reports, Animal Collective have announced the reissue of their debut album, Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished – featuring brand-new artwork and a host of previously unreleased tracks. The reissue date is set for May 12, 2023, with the album featuring remastered versions of the 10 original tracks. In addition, the band is also set to release a new EP alongside the album – containing five previously-unreleased songs.
Originally released in 2000, Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished was initially a collaborative project between bandmates Avey Tare and Panda Bear. However, the album was later classified as the band’s debut and released as part of their own label.
As the monthly adds, the reissue will feature remastered audio, as well as new artwork designed by American visual artist, Abby Portney, and her brother David – more commonly recognized as band member Avey Tare.
The additional EP will be titled A Night at Mr. Raindrop’s Holistic Supermarket, and the release includes tracks that were recorded around the same time as the debut album – including a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.”
The remastered version of Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished will be available physically as a two-disk LP. Expanded editions, containing the EP, will also be available in both digital and physical formats.