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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). They are best known for objectively being the most patrician band of the 2000s. 

The group is known for changing their sound with every record, and have covered such extremes as electronic pop, noise, folk, avant-garde, indie rock and ambient music. They are also known for having a fluid lineup where the members can come and go as they please, and their records have featured a number of according variations in lineups, with Avey Tare being the only member to appear on every release - Panda Bear is actually absent from Transverse Temporal Gyrus.


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Animal Collective flowchart



Live Albums[]

Visual Albums[]


Other Essential Listening/Demos[]

For the full list of other required listening material for Animal Collective fanboys, as well as mediafire links, go here .

Solo/Non-AnCo Music[]

Panda Bear[]

  • Panda Bear (1998)
  • Paradise (2002) (with Jane)
  • COcOnuts (2002) (with Jane)
  • Young Prayer (2004)
  • Berserker (2005) (with Jane)
  • Person Pitch (2007)
  • Tomboy (2011)
  • Mr. Noah EP (2014)
  • Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper (2015)
  • Crosswords EP (2015)

Avey Tare[]

  • Crumbling Land (2003) (with David Grubbs)
  • Blasted (2005) (with Terrestrial Tones)
  • Obored/Circus Lives (2005) (with Terrestrial Tones)
  • Dead Drunk (2006) (with Terrestrial Tones)
  • Pullhair Rubeye (2007) (with Kria Brekkan)
  • Down There (2010)
  • Enter the Slasher House (2014) (with Slasher Flicks)



As Animal Collective/Group Projects[]

  • Automine - Paddington Band - A 1997 EP by AnCo's highschool band, which featured Avey Tare, Geologist and Deakin, as well as their friends Brendan Fowler and David Shpritz. 
  • Here Comes the Indian(Ark Mix) - Early demos of Here Comes the Indian
  • Noah's Ark Demos (Panda Bear & Deakin)
  • BBC Breezeblock Sessions (2004)
  • Original Guggenheim Stems - Original tracks used to make Transverse Temporal Gyrus
  • links
  • http://crazyflim.us