Feb 24, 2023
On today's episode, I talk to musician Dave Portner AKA Avey
Tare of Animal Collective. Originally from Baltimore County, Dave
met his future bandmates Josh, Brian and Noah in high school where
they played music together, but it wasn't until they all found
themselves in New York in the early-aughts that they officially
became Animal Collective. The first album as Avey Tare, Spirit
They've Gone, Spirit They've Vanished, also doubles as the first
Animal Collective album, and since its release on FatCat in 2000,
they've written 10 more albums, the latest of which, Time Skiffs
was released on Domino last year. On his own, Dave has written and
collaborated on over half a dozen albums and EPs, and his latest,
7s, came out just last week, also on Domino!
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