Ever since MTV’s early-’90s series Liquid Television set the standard for what an animation anthology should aspire to, there have been more than a few attempts to recreate its success. No one pulled it off, though, until Adult Swim’s Off the Air, which advances the anthology format in terms of both originality and ambition.
Off the Air turns five years old on January 1st, and in honor of that occasion, a special episode titled “NEWNOW” will air all week long on Adult Swim starting Monday, December 28th, at 4:00 a.m. (ET/PT).
The extended episode features new music by EMA, Dan Deacon, Zammuto, Sound of Ceres, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, and Zach Schimpf, as well as art and animation from over 20 visual artists including Natalia Stuyk, Andrew Benson, Julia Pott, David Lewandowski, Amy Lockhart, Masanobu Hiraoka, Renee Lusano, Kidmograph, and Actual Birds On Earth. (The songs from this episode will be released on a limited vinyl EP in 2016.)