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Single by Animal Collective
from the album Strawberry Jam
Released August 13, 2007
Recorded January 2007
  • 14:27 (10")
  • 20:14 (12")
  • 29:27 (CD)
Label Domino
Writer(s) David Portner (Avey Tare), Noah Lennox (Panda Bear), Brian Weitz (Geologist), Josh Dibb (Deakin)
Producer(s) Animal Collective
Animal Collective singles chronology
"The Purple Bottle"

"Peacebone" is the first single from Animal Collective's 2007 album, Strawberry Jam, released on August 13, 2007 by Domino Records.[1]

The accompanying video for this song was created by Timothy Saccenti.[2]


There are three different versions of the single. The 10" vinyl features the B-side "Safer", a live favorite during the Collective's Strawberry Jam concerts in 2005 and 2006. The 12" vinyl contains two remixes of the title track, one by Black Dice and another by Pantha du Prince. Finally, the CD is a collection of both vinyl releases, and is considered by the record label to be an EP.[3]

Song content[edit]

The word being spoken throughout the song was confirmed by band member Deakin on the Collected Animals message board to be "bonefish".[4] The sample appears to be taken from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's online media archive.[5] About the further lyrical content, Avey Tare said in an Interview with BBC:

Music video[edit]

The music video makes many references to the film Aliens, and tells a love story between a Xenomorph-like creature and a girl. It was directed by Timothy Saccenti.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Peacebone" (album version) 5:14
2. "Safer" 9:13
3. "Peacebone" (Black Dice Remix) 4:58
4. "Peacebone" (Pantha du Prince Remix) 10:02