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St. The City of New York New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Experimental rock or avant-garde rock is a type of music based on rock which experiments with the basic elements of the genre and/or which pushes the boundaries Indie rock is genre of Alternative rock that primarily exists in the independent Underground music scene Noise pop is a term used to loosely describe a number of Alternative rock bands that fuse Punk rock 's attitude and anger with the Atonal noise feedback Freak folk is a genre of Folk music associated with contemporary artists like Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, Hecuba, Akron/Family In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Ives
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Animal Collective is a New York City-based group of avant-garde musicians from Baltimore, Maryland. Paw Tracks (formerly known as Soccer Star, then Animal) is an Independent record label based in Washington D An independent label based in Brighton on England’s South Coast Fat Cat and its various imprints ( Splinter Series / 130701 / Split Series / 7” Series / E-RMX) has Domino Recording Company, generally known as Domino Records, is an Independent record label based in London. Noah Lennox (born July 17 Lennox and Animal Collective member Deakin (Josh Dibb have been friends since the second grade Avey Tare & Kría Brekkan are Dave Portner of Animal Collective and Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir, formerly of the band Múm. Jane is a rock duo consisting of Panda Bear (Noah Lennox of Animal Collective and Scott Mou Terrestrial Tones are Dave Portner of Animal Collective and Eric Copeland of Black Dice. Gang Gang Dance are an experimental music group based in Brooklyn, New York City, and signed to the independent label The Social Registry. Avey Tare (born David Portner on April 24th 1979 is an avant-garde musician and founding member of Animal Collective. Noah Lennox (born July 17 Lennox and Animal Collective member Deakin (Josh Dibb have been friends since the second grade The City of New York Avant-garde music is a subjective term that can be used in different ways Animal Collective consists of Avey Tare (David Portner), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), Deakin (Josh Dibb), and Geologist (Brian Weitz). Avey Tare (born David Portner on April 24th 1979 is an avant-garde musician and founding member of Animal Collective. Noah Lennox (born July 17 Lennox and Animal Collective member Deakin (Josh Dibb have been friends since the second grade Records released under the name Animal Collective may include contributions from any or all of these members; 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 from album to album. Psychedelic folk or Psych folk is a Music genre that is a blending of Folk music and Psychedelic rock or pop Noise rock (also known as noise punk) describes one variety of Post-punk Rock music that became prominent in the 1980s 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 (formerly known as Soccer Star, then Animal) is an Independent record label based in Washington D Ariel Pink (born Ariel Marcus Rosenberg on June 24, 1978) is a Los Angeles based Avant-garde musician who is sometimes associated Terrestrial Tones are Dave Portner of Animal Collective and Eric Copeland of Black Dice. Paw Tracks' latest signee is Tickley Feather, with whom the band recently toured.
Animal Collective grew out of the roots of childhood friendships in Baltimore County. Baltimore County is a County located in the northern part of the U Panda Bear and Deakin met in the second grade and became good friends. Panda went away to Pennsylvania for high school, while Deakin attended The Park School of Baltimore where Avey Tare and recent Philadelphia transplant Geologist went. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ( often colloquially referred to as PA (its abbreviation by natives and Northeasterners is a state located in the Northeastern The Park School of Baltimore is a private co-educational K-12 school located in Brooklandville Maryland, USA, just north of the city of Baltimore Avey, Geologist and Deakin were in an indie rock band called Automine with schoolmates Brendan Fowler (a. k. a. BARR) and David Shpritz . Brendan Fowler (born 24 March 1978 in Berkeley California) is a musician best known for his work under the moniker BARR based in Los Angeles Deakin introduced Panda to Avey and Geologist. The four of them played music in different variations and often solo, swapping homemade recordings and sharing ideas.
Panda and Deakin both went off to college in the Boston area (Boston University and Brandeis University), while Avey and Geologist attended schools in New York City (NYU and Columbia University). For similarly-named academic institutions see Education in Boston MA. Brandeis University is a private research University with a Liberal arts focus located in Waltham Massachusetts, United States. The City of New York New York University ( NYU) is a private, Nonsectarian, Coeducational Research University in New York City. Columbia University is a private University in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. Panda and Deakin assembled Panda's eponymous debut album Panda Bear during this time from the multitude of recordings Panda had made in the previous years and established their own label, Soccer Star Records, to release it. Panda Bear is the first solo album released by Animal Collective member Panda Bear.
Avey was also working on a record, which would eventually become Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished. Spirit They're Gone Spirit They've Vanished is the first Album by New York based band Animal Collective, released in 2000 under the name Avey asked Panda to play drums on the record, which was released under the name Avey Tare and Panda Bear. Soccer Star morphed into the Animal label, with the intention of putting out music that came from the four musicians.
Panda and Deakin both left school and moved to New York in 2000, around the time of Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished. Spirit They're Gone Spirit They've Vanished is the first Album by New York based band Animal Collective, released in 2000 under the name The group's music became much more collaborative in nature, and Avey and Panda began playing clubs around New York. Geologist soon came on board and began performing with the group.
Much of the live material from this time would eventually end up on Danse Manatee, on the Catsup Plate label. Danse Manatee is the second Album by New York based band Animal Collective, released in 2001 on Catsup Plate under the name Avey Tare Danse Manatee was released in 2001 under the name of Avey Tare, Panda Bear and Geologist. This process of preparing material in the live setting and then recording and often retiring songs would become a hallmark of Animal Collective. The group's first tour, with friends Black Dice, was captured on the 2002 album Hollinndagain. Black Dice is an experimental Electronica group currently based in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Hollinndagain is a Live album by New York City based band Animal Collective (here operating under the name Avey Tare Panda Bear and The live album was released by St. Ives, a boutique label run by Secretly Canadian which releases limited edition vinyl only records. Secretly Canadian is an American Independent record label based in Bloomington Indiana. Limited to 300 copies, each of which featured a one-of-a-kind handmade cover, Hollinndagain is among the rarest of Animal Collective artifacts. Hollinndagain was re-released, both on CD and vinyl, on October 31, 2006 through the Paw Tracks label. Events 445 BC – Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 91 NLTse Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
At this point, Deakin began to perform with the group. The next album to be released was Campfire Songs, again working with Catsup Plate in 2003. Campfire Songs is the third Studio album by New York City based band Animal Collective, here operating under an Eponymous alias The Campfire Songs concept and some of the material dated back to the earliest Avey Tare and Panda Bear shows in New York. Recorded live in 2001 on a screened-in porch in Monkton, Maryland, the record is one take of five songs played straight through. Monkton is a small town in Baltimore County Maryland, United States. Attempting to make a record as warm and inviting as a campfire, the band recorded their performance straight to minidisc, with one recorder outside to grab the ambient sound of the environment. Field recordings of the surrounding area were also added. In 2002, Animal Collective also attained notoriety for their appearance on Arto Lindsay's album Invoke (Righteous Babe Records). Arto Lindsay (born May 28, 1953, Richmond, Virginia) is an American Guitarist, Singer, record producer and experimental Righteous Babe Records is an American Independent record label.
Worrying that Avey Tare, Panda Bear, Deakin and Geologist would be too long-winded a moniker, and with record companies advising that a unifying name would be necessary for the marketplace, the group decided to adopt a catch-all name. Using their old label of Animal as inspiration they picked "Animal Collective". This formation was to be different from a straightforward band, giving the musicians the freedom to work in combinations of two to four, as dictated by the project at hand or their mood. Their first entry under this name was Here Comes the Indian, which was released in 2003 by their newly formed record label, Paw Tracks. Here Comes The Indian is the fourth Studio album by New York -based band Animal Collective, released on June 17, 2003 Paw Tracks was formed with Todd Hyman from Carpark records. Animal Collective makes decisions on what Paw Tracks would release, while Hyman runs the day-to-day operations. The group was happy to find someone like Hyman, who had experience running a label and was dedicated to the group's music; the Animal label was more or less abandoned upon the formation of Paw Tracks. Here Comes the Indian was the first record to feature all four of Animal Collective and its dense textures and energetic performances widened the exposure of the group significantly.
The two releases in 2003 attracted much attention and the group began a relationship with one of their new admirers, the Fat Cat Records label. An independent label based in Brighton on England’s South Coast Fat Cat and its various imprints ( Splinter Series / 130701 / Split Series / 7” Series / E-RMX) has The first Fat Cat release from the Collective was a double disc package of Spirit and Danse Manatee, which were previously only available or well-known in and around New York.
After the dense soundscapes of Here Comes the Indian, Avey and Panda decided to concentrate on more stripped-down material. Each of them began composing material and they performed as a duo usually with just acoustic guitars, a single drum, some effects and their voices. The duo toured the world for the better part of a year with this new material, opening for múm and Four Tet among others, before retreating to Lamar, Colorado to record the material with Rusty Santos, a New York musician and friend. múm (pronounced [muːm], "moom" are an experimental Icelandic musical group whose music is Kieran Hebden (born 1980 in Putney, London, England, United Kingdom) is a Post-rock and electronic musician The result was Sung Tongs, released on Fat Cat Records in 2004. Sung Tongs is the fifth Studio album by New York -based band Animal Collective, released on May 3, 2004 by Fat An independent label based in Brighton on England’s South Coast Fat Cat and its various imprints ( Splinter Series / 130701 / Split Series / 7” Series / E-RMX) has Sung Tongs received a great deal of critical acclaim for its strong harmonies, exotic textures, hummable melodies and free-wheeling nature.
The group was introduced to Vashti Bunyan in Scotland by Kieran Hebden (AKA Four Tet), who had recently played in Bunyan's band. Vashti Bunyan (born 1945 is an English singer-songwriter Following the release of her 1970 debut LP Just Another Diamond Day, Bunyan disappeared from the Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Kieran Hebden (born 1980 in Putney, London, England, United Kingdom) is a Post-rock and electronic musician Being fans of the cult folk singer's 1970 album Just Another Diamond Day, they started a friendship and asked her to collaborate on some recordings. Just Another Diamond Day is the debut album by United Kingdom singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan. With the group's encouragement, Bunyan sang lead vocals on three songs left over from the Sung Tongs era, released on the Prospect Hummer EP in early 2005. Prospect Hummer is an EP by Animal Collective released in May 2005 The release led to a Fat Cat Records signing for Vashti Bunyan, who finally wrote, recorded and released a second album, ending a thirty year hiatus. An independent label based in Brighton on England’s South Coast Fat Cat and its various imprints ( Splinter Series / 130701 / Split Series / 7” Series / E-RMX) has Vashti Bunyan (born 1945 is an English singer-songwriter Following the release of her 1970 debut LP Just Another Diamond Day, Bunyan disappeared from the Lookaftering is the second album by Vashti Bunyan, the much-delayed follow-up to 1970's Just Another Diamond Day, released in 2005
In October 2005, Animal Collective released their highly anticipated seventh album. Feels was met with acclaim from fans and critics both. Feels is the sixth Studio album by New York City -based band Animal Collective, released in 2005 by FatCat Records. Again the work of all four members of the collective, Feels was recorded in Seattle with Scott Colburn, known for his work with the Sun City Girls. Feels is the sixth Studio album by New York City -based band Animal Collective, released in 2005 by FatCat Records. The Sun City Girls were a United States Experimental rock band formed in Phoenix Arizona in 1982. Following the release of Feels, Animal Collective mounted their most extensive tour yet, which lasted into the Fall of 2006 and saw them visit Australia and New Zealand for the first time in addition to many European festivals and North American dates, including a headline set of the Carling Tent at the Reading and Leeds festival.
During their 2005 and 2006 tours, Animal Collective debuted several new songs, then only known by their working titles: "Reverend Green", "Fireworks" (formerly "Allman Vibe" and also "Bottle Rocket"), "Chores", "#1", "Safer", "Peace Bone", "Cuckoo" and "Street Flash. " Most of these appear on their 2007 album Strawberry Jam, some under a slightly altered title. Strawberry Jam is the seventh Studio album by New York based band Animal Collective.
A vinyl-only live box set, purported to contain three LPs worth of unreleased material, is planned for a 2008 release on Catsup Plate. Here is what Avey Tare said about it on the Collected Animals message board:
ohhh you don't want it to be a surprise. . . it needs to be mastered but then its all good to go. We will hopefully be doing this is the next couple of weeks. .
it will be
one early show/danse era side
one acoustic side
one hcti side
one solo/duo side
one side that contains the full pumpkin trilogy
one sung tongs side
it will be releaseed sometime next year but no release date has been set for that yet. hope thats enough info
March 20, 2007 saw the release of Panda Bear's solo album, Person Pitch. Events 1600 - The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Person Pitch is the third solo album released by Animal Collective member Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox released on March 20, 2007 A series of EPs and singles led up to that release, beginning with "I'm Not" b/w "Comfy in Nautica" on United Acoustic Recordings (UUAR), "Bro's", a 12" on Fat Cat, and, most recently, Carrots, a split with Excepter on Paw Tracks (all of these appeared on the album). " I'm Not " and " Comfy in Nautica " is the first single from the Person Pitch album by Animal Collective solo artist " I'm Not " and " Comfy in Nautica " is the first single from the Person Pitch album by Animal Collective solo artist "Bro's" is the second single from the Person Pitch album by Animal Collective solo artist Panda Bear. Excepter a six-person noise-improv musical group from Brooklyn is an electronic performance group devoted to the destruction of boundaries between
In the late fall of 2006, Animal Collective released People in Australia as a 7" on their Australian label Spunk Records, and worldwide as a 12" and CD EP in early 2007 on FatCat Records. People is an EP by Animal Collective released in October 2006 An extended play ( EP) is a Vinyl record, CD, or Music download which contains more music than a single, but is too short to qualify It contains three studio songs "People", "Tiwkid", and "My Favorite Colors", as well as a live version of "People".
In January 2007, Domino Recording Company announced that they would be releasing the new, then still unnamed, Animal Collective album. On July 4, 2007, Strawberry Jam was leaked online. Events 836 - Pactum Sicardi, peace between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Strawberry Jam is the seventh Studio album by New York based band Animal Collective. The album was released in the U. S. on September 11, 2007. The album received immediate praise, due in part to a strong focus on vocals. Songs such as "For Reverend Green" serve as a showcase for the dynamic vocal range of Avey Tare. Further, the album closer 'Derek' is reminiscent of the sound developed on Panda Bear's Person Pitch. Person Pitch is the third solo album released by Animal Collective member Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox released on March 20, 2007
On October 5, 2007, the band, in its full four-man line up (opposed to its three-man lineup performances this year) made their national television debut on Late Night with Conan O'Brien performing the song "#1". Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an Emmy Award -winning American late-night Talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien on NBC
The band toured extensively throughout 2007 doing several American and European tours. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. They have been playing without Deakin because he decided to take the year off. They have been playing brand new post-Strawberry Jam songs such as "House", "Taste", "Brother Sport", "Grace", "Frightened", "Dancer", "Bearhug", "Nomorerunnin", "Daily Routine" and "Song For Ariel". Strawberry Jam is the seventh Studio album by New York based band Animal Collective. These songs were written in an intense two-week session before a May 2007 tour, months before the release of Strawberry Jam, and are set to be released on their new album, known simply as "LP9" until the name drops. Strawberry Jam is the seventh Studio album by New York based band Animal Collective. The band has finished recording it, and is in the stages of putting everything together.
Water Curses EP leaked on March 12th, 2008. It is scheduled to release on May 6, 2008. On April 9, the song "Water Curses" was released by itself digitally.
Avey Tare (David Portner): Avey comes from taking the D off of Davey, and Tare is because he was tearing the name apart. It is not a play on the word avatar. Avatar or Avatara (अवतार IAST Avatāra) is often inaccurately translated into English as incarnation His wife is Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir, a former member of Icelandic band múm and writer under the pseudonym Kría Brekkan. Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir (aka Kría Brekkan is an Icelandic singer and multi-instrumentalist--best known as a former member of the band Múm, but also as a member múm (pronounced [muːm], "moom" are an experimental Icelandic musical group whose music is
Panda Bear (Noah Lennox): The first 4-track tape he recorded as a child was decorated with a drawing of a panda bear. The Giant Panda ( Ailuropoda melanoleuca, "black-and-white cat-foot" is a Mammal classified in the Bear family ( Ursidae) native to In 2004, Lennox relocated to Lisbon, Portugal, where Portner goes after touring to work on new material. Lisbon (Lisboa liʒˈboɐ is the Capital and largest city of Portugal. Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. 
Geologist (Brian Weitz): Somebody had incorrectly thought he had studied geology in college, while in reality it was biology. Geology (from Greek γη gê, "earth" and λόγος Logos, "speech" lit Foundations of modern biology There are five unifying principles The name stuck. During live shows he wears a headlamp in order to see his mixing equipment. To the audience he resembles a geologist.
Deakin (Josh Dibb): He used to send long letters to Avey Tare in a style evocative of romance literature of the 19th century and signed one Conrad Deacon.
Jane (Panda Bear and Scott Mou):