To coincide with the release of Marnie Ellen Hertzler’s directorial debut, Crestone, Animal Collective have shared their MV for ‘Sand That Moves’. The experimental act are composing the film’s score, a first for the band.

Crestone, the debut feature written and directed by Marnie Ellen Hertzler in partnership with Memory, is out now on digital platforms. Hertzler enlisted the pioneering experimental act Animal Collective to compose the film’s score, a first for the band. Crestone (Original Score) will also be available physically on April 23rd.

Fans can pre-order the score here.

To coincide with the release of the film and score, Animal Collective have shared a video for track “Sand That Moves,” featuring footage from the film.

Marnie Ellen Hertzler on the score,

“The town of Crestone is not only the location of the film, but also an important character. I wanted a score that was able to highlight and elevate its importance. There are no musicians I’d rather work with more on this film, and no band that can sonically describe a landscape better than Animal Collective can.”

Set in the desert of Crestone, CO over the course of eight days, Crestone follows a group of SoundCloud rappers who live in solitude, growing weed and making music for the internet. When an old friend arrives to make a movie, reality and fiction begin to blur.

Animal Collective previously released their second audiovisual album Tangerine Reef in 2018, in collaboration with art-science duo Coral Morphologic and in celebration of the International Year of the Reef.

The experimental pop group are best known for their highly influential album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, in 2009 and becoming the most critically-acclaimed album of that year.