Animal Collective have a large number of EPs. For the most part, they feature outtakes from their albums, although there are a few notable exceptions.
Prospect Hummer is Animal Collective's first EP, released on May 24, 2005. It is an accompaniment to Sung Tongs. Deakin plays in this EP, although he did not play on the album. This album is also notable for featuring vocals from folk singer Vashti Bunyan, who sings in most of the songs.
- Pitchfork - 8.4/10
- It's You - 3:39
- Prospect Hummer - 4:40
- Baleen Sample - 5:05
- I Remember Learning How to Dive - 2:17
People is Animal Collective's second EP, released on October 23, 2006. It featured three outtakes from Feels, and one live song.
- Pitchfork - 7.1/10
- People - 6:22
- Tikwid - 4:18
- My Favorite Colors - 1:52
- People (Live) - 6:25
Water Curses is Animal Collective's third EP, released on May 5, 2008. It features three outtakes from Strawberry Jam and one original song. It was largely more stripped down and mellow than the songs on the album.
- Pitchfork - 7.3/10
- Water Curses - 3:25
- Street Flash - 6:48
- Cobwebs - 4:14
- Seal Eyeing - 3:38
Fall Be Kind
Fall Be Kind is Animal Collective's fourth EP, released on November 23, 2009. It features outakes from Merriweather Post Pavilion. It is notable for featuring the first ever liscened Grateful Dead sample on the track "What Would I Want? Sky." It was pitched by the band as having a much colder sound than the comparably summery Merriweather Post Pavilion.
- Pitchfork - 8.9/10
- Graze - 5:22
- What Would I Want? Sky - 6:46
- Bleed - 3:29
- On a Highway - 4:36
- I Think I Can - 7:10
In 2011, Animal Collective collaborated with Keep to design their own shoes. The first few orders received a casette EP with four tracks. The EP was something very different for the group, as instead of being collaborative in nature, it features one solo track made by each member of the band.
- Geologist - Jailhouse - 2:18
- Avey Tare - Call Home (Buy Grapes) - 3:11
- Deakin - Country Report - 3:27
- Panda Bear - The Preakness - 4:21
Transverse Temporal Gyrus
In 2010, Animal Collective collaborated with Danny Perez to create an audiovisual performance piece for Guggenheim called Transverse Temporal Gyrus. In 2012, the band released a collage of music from the project as a Record Store Day EP, as well as an interactive online application.
- Transverse Temporal Gyrus Part 1 - 12:52
- Transverse Temporal Gyrus Part 2 - 14:02