You think I'll carve a path through New York
and be an artist, but are you anything
Animal Collective is an experimental psychedelic band originally from Baltimore, Maryland, currently based in New York City, Washington, Los Angeles and Lisbon. The band 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; the lineup is not uniform, but Portner and Lennox have been on every Animal Collective release. The group also runs the record label Paw Tracks on which they have released their own material as well as that of other artists.