Monday, December 17, 2007


from Wikipedia:
Animal Collective is a New York City-based group of experimental musicians from Baltimore, Maryland. Animal Collective consists of Avey Tare (David Portner), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Deakin (Josh Dibb), and Geologist (Brian Weitz). Records released under the name Animal Collective may include contributions from any or all of these members, but the lineup is not uniform. 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. 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.
from Me:
If you've never heard of Animal Collective they could be compared to The Flaming Lips, The Polyphonic Spree or Sigur Ros, although they are much better, well better than the Lips and Spree, but Sigur Ros I'm not sure. They are at times catchy, weird, and all over the place. If you have never heard them or you are already a fan (and can't find some b-sides or early albums) then click on the title of this post to find a goldmine of Animal Collective recordings, including all that is listed below in the discography (except the releases marked with an *). Take a chance (start with track 1 from Feels) and enjoy.
Animal Collective Discography:
2000 - Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished
2001 - Danse Manatee
2002 - Hollinndagain
2003 - Campfire Songs
2003 - Here Comes the Indian
2004 - Sung Tongs
2005 - Feels
2007 - Strawberry Jam
2005 - Prospect Hummer
2006 - People
2008 - Water Curses*
2004 - Who Could Win a Rabbit
2005 - Grass
2006 - The Purple Bottle
2007 - Peacebone
2007 - Fireworks*