Animal Collective Gets Shoe’d

Tennis shoes, that is…

By Blurt Staff

The footwear and indie rock world is apparently all abuzz over the news that Animal Collective is designing its own line of shoes in conjunction with the Keep company. Due next March, initial preorders will also get you a musical bonus: a cassette of unreleased A.C. music. The image above shows a slip-on pair called “The Tobin” (the illustration was created by Avey Tare) and you can check it and more angles out at the Keep website.

The Scocorro Island Conservation Fund will be the recipient of proceeds – always nice to hear of bands doing good works. In a statement, Geologist expressed his love for the Revillagigedos islands saying, in a statement, “Hopefully this project will protect the animals of the [islands] through at least one more fishing season and draw more attention to the global problem of illegal fishing.” (Thanks to Pitchfork for the tip.)



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