Animal Collective

Animal Collective



Animal Collective is an American experimental pop band formed in Baltimore, Maryland in 2003. Its members and founders are Avey Tare (David Portner), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Deakin (Josh Dibb), and Geologist (Brian Weitz). The band's music is characterized by studio experimentation, vocal harmonies, and an exploration of various genres which include freak folk, noise rock, ambient drone, and psychedelia.[1] Records released under the name "Animal Collective" may include contributions from any or all of its members. In the case of Dibb, who often takes breaks from recording and performing with the band, his time off does not constitute full leave.[2]

The band members met in school and started recording together in various forms of collaboration from a young age. Originally a duo comprising Lennox and Portner,[3] the collective was not officially established until all four members came together for the album Here Comes the Indian (2003). Most prior collaborations between the band members were then retroactively classified under Animal Collective's discography.[4][5] In 1999, they established the record label Paw Tracks, issuing what is now considered their debut album, Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished (2000), as well as work by other artists.[6] In 2009, the band released their most commercially successful album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, which Uncut magazine called: "one of the landmark American albums of the century so far".[7]



Meeting of the Waters
Meeting of the Waters is the ninth EP by American experimental pop band Animal Collective, released first on Record Store Day, April 22, 2017.
The Painters
The Painters is the eighth EP by American experimental pop band Animal Collective, released on February 17, 2017.
The Painters EP
The Painters EP is an album by musical group Animal Collective, released on February 17, 2017.
Jimmy Mack
Jimmy Mack is a song by musical group Animal Collective, released on February 16, 2017.

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Popular Albums31

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Popular Songs23

Song Appearances & References5

Popular Live Albums1


Minor Film Appearances & References3

Video Game References1

TV Shows2

Collaborators & Influencers10

Awards & Nominations1

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Animal Collective Release New Live Album at College Street Music Hall From May 26th
  –  December 29, 2017
Animal Collective is one of those groups that has been an integral part of music since their birth, giving new ideas and paths to music that may have before been uncharted territories. They have been the band group eponymous with the experimental side of ...
Animal Collective Release Pay-What-You-Want Live Album for Charity
  –  December 21, 2017
It can get a little heady. This is not that type of situation! If you’re an Animal Collective fan, help some people out. It’s the holidays. Animal Collective’s Live At College Street Music Hall May 26, 2017 is available now.
With Animal Collective, Moses Sumney and More
  –  December 20, 2017
The event will feature performances by Animal Collective, Moses Sumney, (Sandy) Alex G and Topaz Jones—all artists who have been added to the site's "Best New Music" list over the years. It's all going down at Queens' Knockdown Center, where Animal ...
John Cale performs The Velvet Underground & Nico with Sky Ferriera MGMT, Animal Collective: Watch
  –  December 14, 2017
John Cale performed the first of a two-night residency at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last night, during which The Velvet Underground co-founder was joined by the likes of Animal Collective, Sky Ferreira, Kurt Vile, Connan Mockassin, Chairlift’s ...
Pitchfork to celebrate 21 years with Animal Collective playing ‘Sung Tongs’ live in Queens
  –  December 1, 2017
Animal Collective, a Pitchfork darling almost from the beginning ... will start things off with DJ sets before a showcase of “acts (that) represent the future of music” take the stage, Schreiber said. Singer and guitarist Alex G has been prolific ...

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