As summer slips away, Philosophy of the World tries to hold on, immersing itself in the wondrous, bright and lysergic pop of Animal Collective. The quartet of David Portner (Avey Tare), Noah Lennox (Panda Bear), Josh Dibb (Deakin), and Brian Weitz (Geologist) has made music together since childhood and through an independent spirit of sonic exploration, created an enduring legacy in experimental music. Early efforts including the bizarre fairy-tale imagery of Spirit They’ve Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished and the acid-fried Here Comes the Indian turned heads but it was the freak folk masterpiece, Sung Tongs, that broke them out. The subsequent string of dense, kinetic records of forward-thinking psychedelia culminating in Merriweather Post Pavilion solidified their influence on independent music. Join us as we explore the impressive discography of Animal Collective.


1. Avey Tare & Panda Bear – “Someday I’ll Grow to Be as Tall as the Giant” from Spirit They’ve Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished

2. Campfire Songs – “Doggy” from Campfire Songs

3. Animal Collective – “Slippi” from Here Comes the Indian

4. Animal Collective – “Who Could Win a Rabbit” from Sung Tongs

5. Animal Collective – “Grass” from Feels

6. Animal Collective – “Chores” from Strawberry Jam

7. Panda Bear – “Comfy in Nautica” from Person Pitch

8. Animal Collective – “Summertime Clothes” from Merriweather Post Pavilion

9. Animal Collective – “What Would I Want? Sky” from Fall Be Kind

10. Animal Collective – “Today’s Supernatural” from Centipede Hz

11. Animal Collective – “Hocus Pocus” from Painting With

12. Animal Collective – “Hair Cutter” from Tangerine Reef


Companion Material
Animal Collective’s 2010 Visual Album, ODDSAC
Audiovisual Album, Tangerine Reef
Coral Morphologic

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3 comments on “Ep. #39 – Animal Collective

  1. “Danse Manatee is a piece of shit.”
    Well I’ll be. How rude.

    • Hey Avey!
      Big fans here at POTW. Yes, yes, while I certainly can be uncivil, I’m gonna stay true to my opinions, otherwise the podcast is a glorified ad. We’re huge proponents nonetheless and are stoked you listened. Keep makin weird and wonderful music!
      – Carr

    • Roman Sep 11, 2018

      Carr’s comment was hardly controversial, “Avey”.

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