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Animal Collective

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States (1999 – present)

Animal Collective is a musical group which formed in Baltimore, Maryland, United States in 1999. The band consists of Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Avey Tare (David Portner), Deakin (Josh Dibb) and Geologist (Brian Weitz). Records released under the name Animal Collective may include contributions from any or all of these members; the lineup is not uniform.

The band has released nine albums: “Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished” (2000), “Danse Manatee” (2001), “Campfire Songs” (2003), “Here Comes the Indian” (2003), “Sung Tongs” (2004), “Feels” (2005), “Strawberry Jam” (2007), “Merriweather Post Pavilion” (2009) and “Centipede Hz” (2012). Prior to “Here Comes the Indian”, the group’s albums were not credited to the band name “Animal Collective” but instead to “Avey Tare & Panda Bear” (for “Spirit”), “Avey Tare, Panda Bear & Geologist” (for “Danse”) and “Campfire Songs” (for “Campfire Songs”).

The band members met in school and started recording together in various forms of collaboration from a young age. Although the band is often classified as psych folk or noise rock, it is hard to define the Animal Collective sound as they often experiment with diverse styles and ideas from album to album.

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  • promagnon

    good stuff. strawberry jam is a great album

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  • Chucklefish

    Animal

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  • clubanddeform

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    wmoke seed

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    smoke weed

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    It's magic! <3 [2]

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  • clubanddeform

    ur kria brekken my heart, girl

    23 Apr 6:28am Reply
  • clubanddeform

    i wish he would avey tare my clothes off

    23 Apr 6:27am Reply
  • lonesomeberlin

    v actual similar artists

    23 Apr 1:56am Reply
  • Beojiko

    Similar artists: Avey Tare, Avey Tare & Kria Brekken, Avey Tare and Panda Bear, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Avey Tare's Black Dice, Avey Tare & The Microphones

    23 Apr 1:27am Reply
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    We recorded the Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks show at the Bowery Ballroom last night. Check it out on two-sails. blog spot . com!

    23 Apr 12:00am Reply
  • clubanddeform

    the beat in downtown las vegas

    22 Apr 8:46pm Reply
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    what city do you live in i want to go to this coffee shop

    22 Apr 5:40pm Reply
  • dus-tin

    cry everytime

    22 Apr 4:23pm Reply
  • clubanddeform

    I was at the open mic at the coffee shop downtown last night and this girl gets up there with a guitar and starts shout-singing, "You call me mentally ill! I'll show you what mentally ill is!" She repeated that for a few awkward minutes. I guess that was the chorus of the song. Afterwards, everyone clapped while simultaneously looking around at each other like, "Did that just really happen. Holy shit."

    22 Apr 4:22pm Reply
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    i took a test once and i scored high for depression and extremely high for bi-polar. reblog if you love your mom.

    22 Apr 1:59pm Reply
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    22 Apr 9:58am Reply
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    22 Apr 8:32am Reply
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    lance we're here to talk about my problems alright bud [2]

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