Animal Collective

Animal Collective Biography

Animal Collective is a group of four best friends who grew up playing and recording music together in Baltimore County Maryland. Why Animal? Cause it's the only word we could think of that made any remote connection to what we thought our sound was and of course, we love our fellow animals very much. Why Collective? Cause we have always wanted to be the ones who define what and who AC is. Two people? Four people? Why not? Don't be surprised if you come to see us and it's not what you thought it would be, and try not to get too upset. AC continues to make music after seven years, six studio records and one live record, that combines a love of sonic free form electronic horror gospel hip hop soul pop madness and brings it all together into something that is (hopefully) at times totally pleasing and at others completely scary and confusing but most importantly is refreshing in this crazy crazy world.

Animal Collective Bio from Discogs

New York based avant-garde collective from Baltimore, Maryland.

The band consists of Avey Tare (David Portner), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Deakin (Josh Dibb), and Geologist (Brian Weitz).

In the early 2000s, before naming themselves "Animal Collective", the members of the band made few albums under their stage names.

The albums they made, are nowadays considered to be part of Animal Collective's discography. And have since been re-released under the name Animal Collective.

The first one was called Spirit They're Gone Spirit They've Vanished, and it was released in 2000 under the name Avey Tare and Panda Bear.

The second one called Danse Manatee was released a year later under the name Panda, Geologist and Avey.

These two albums were later re-released as a double CD under the name Animal Collective.

Also the first pressing of their 2002 live album Hollinndagain, was released under the name Avey Tare, Panda Bear and Geologist. Later reissues of it were released under the name Animal Collective.

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