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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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  • antigolf

    I never expected to like Animal Collective as much as I do now, but I am very hooked on their music. These guys are amazing.

    7 hours ago Reply
  • catisroof

    and i wouldn't feel so selfish, i won't be this way very long

    25 Apr 5:03am Reply
  • EnderFoShowYo

    mpp it's almost like summer!!!!!

    22 Apr 1:28pm Reply
  • Chadion

    Lmao i take that comment back, Feels is becoming my fave tbh. @modern_thing I thought STG, STV was generally loved and critically acclaimed, unlike Danse Manatee.

    21 Apr 7:08pm Reply
  • wilandhugs

    lmao literally all of mpp is on here

    19 Apr 4:53am Reply
  • Jackithd

    @Chadion: listen to Feels loudly if you can, there's a lot going on lower down in certain songs that seem underwhelming on the surface (eg. Daffy Duck, so many luscious guitar layers building to BEEOOOOWWWWWWWWWW BEWWWW BEWWWWWWWWW). Other than that it does take a bit to get into I think, not their most instant for me

    12 Apr 2:32am Reply
  • fh-fh

    Decade-defining band

    11 Apr 5:56am Reply
  • modern_thing

    STG,STV is so underrated

    10 Apr 6:20pm Reply
  • alexjohanssen

    freak fuck folk

    8 Apr 12:34pm Reply
  • Knifymoloko

    MPP & Sung Tongs is what got me into them [2] Agreed, along with Strawberry Jam

    7 Apr 1:45am Reply
  • OwlThrower

    similar artists are awesome

    6 Apr 2:43pm Reply
  • daws0n

    come to brazil

    2 Apr 4:32am Reply
  • pigeondetective

    check out their instagram. new music!!

    22 Mar 12:01pm Reply
  • Radioheart0706

    New album is long overdue.

    22 Mar 11:42am Reply
  • Cosm01

    MPP & Sung Tongs is what got me into them

    19 Mar 9:53am Reply
  • Janzu21

    Ok, the "how to get into Animal Collective" -flow chart also told to start with Feels & Sung Tongs. I liked the newest Panda Bear so i gotta check this out too.

    18 Mar 12:38pm Reply
  • atticus_B

    Feels.

    18 Mar 8:49am Reply
  • Janzu21

    Best album to start with?

    17 Mar 9:51pm Reply
  • Renancu

    its probably gonna be the new worst album

    16 Mar 11:30pm Reply
  • Cosm01

    deadbox

    16 Mar 6:25pm Reply
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