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-In 2000, in Baltimore, MD, on a mission from God, David Portner (aka Avey Tare) and Noah Lennox (aka Panda Bear) established Animal Collective with the issue of Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished on their own Animal imprint.+[b]Animal Collective[/b] is a musical group which formed in [placeformed]Baltimore, Maryland, United States[/placeformed] in [yearformed]1999[/yearformed]. The band consists of [artist]Panda Bear[/artist] (Noah Lennox), [artist]Avey Tare[/artist] (David Portner), [artist]Deakin[/artist] (Josh Dibb) and [artist]Geologist[/artist] (Brian Weitz). Records released under the name Animal Collective may include contributions from any or all of these members; the lineup is not uniform.
-It was the first of a series of captivating releases exploring the fringes of [tag]folk[/tag], [tag]noise rock[/tag], and twisted [tag]psychedelia[/tag]. Joined by their friend Geologist (aka Brian Weitz), Avey Tare and Panda Bear released Danse Manatee (Catsup Plate) in 2001, followed by a live release documenting their debut tour with Black Dice. Here Comes the Indian (Paw Tracks), featuring Deakin (Josh Dibb) for the first time, was issued in 2003 to considerable acclaim, and the Collective backed it up with the droning, folky simmer of Campfire Songs, again for Catsup Plate. (FatCat also became the group’s European sponsor, issuing their first two albums as a package and signing them for future releases.)+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").
-Animal Collective returned in May 2004 with Sung Tongs, a mysterious, fragilely melodic album that garnered even more critical acclaim and spawned a series of tours. Panda Bear issued Young Prayer, his second solo album, in September 2004. The Prospect Hummer EP, which featured a collaboration with Vashti Bunyan, appeared in May 2005, and the full-length Feels followed in October of that year. +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. The group also runs the record label Paw Tracks on which they have released their own material as well as material by artists such as Ariel Pink, Terrestrial Tones, and The Peppermints. Paw Tracks' latest signee is Tickley Feather, with whom the band recently toured.
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-In January 2007 they signed to Domino Records. Panda Bear Released another LP, ‘Person Pitch’ which was a major departure from his last efforts. On September 11th, 2007 Animal Collective released the album Strawberry Jam, featuring the single ‘Peacebone’.+
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-In 2008 they released the Water Curses EP featuring unreleased tracks from Strawberry Jam. On January 20, 2009, (January 12th, 2009, in the UK) their newest album, “Merriweather Post Pavilion” will be released in the United States via Domino.+

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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. The group also runs the record label Paw Tracks on which they have released their own material as well as material by artists such as Ariel Pink, Terrestrial Tones, and The Peppermints. Paw Tracks' latest signee is Tickley Feather, with whom the band recently toured.