They beam in almost Star Trek-like in the beginning, which is a fitting arrival for Animal Collective. These guys do make otherworldly music, so it seems inline that they would arrive in a way that suggests that they've come from an entirely other place to perform for us.
They launch into the song My Girls, and the video is a combination of what looks like microscope views of cells overlaid against scenes from outer space. Animal Collective ... in inner space and outer space. I think they just blew my mind.
The animation is combined with video footage. Props to animator Jon Vermilyea, visual effects guy Chad von Nau, and Carlos Veron on this.
They just announced a bunch of tour dates, it'd be cool to see a lot of these animations on screen in a live show.