indie rock meets world music. didn't vampire weekend and yeasayer already cover this ground? sure, but those albums pale in comparison with this exceptional album that also relies on heavy Beach Boys influence. you'll be lost at the beach without this record.
if you like Animal Collective, clayton, you should check out Panda Bear's album Person Pitch. Panda Bear is one of the guys from Animal Collective and it is has its own weirdness, but it has a more Beach Boys touch to it, if that makes any sense at all.
i think it's a solid album from beginning to end. i find myself turning the volume up when one of their songs comes on my list. i saw them live at SXSW and was wowed. they are simply terrific musicians and that gave me more of an appreciation of the album. it certainly is not going to change the face of music, but it's a fun listen.