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Animal Collective member Avey Tare (aka David Portner) is in town tonight promoting his swampy new album, Down There. Besides keeping the animal association rolling—his website is called Alligatorland and the creature is a motif in his music and visuals—Avey Tare explores themes in his solo work that run parallel to Animal Collective. In a recent interview, [...]
He might not have the same pill-popping, tormented-artist mystique as bandmate Noah Lennox, but over the years David Portner has gotten the closest a member of Animal Collective can get to being a frontman. Portner, known by his stage name, Avey Tare, has a forceful and more dynamic singing voice than the coy, withdrawn Lennox, [...]
By now your opinion of Animal Collective is set: Maybe you're a long-time fan, but felt the group's last record was less adventurous than usual. Perhaps you're a recent convert, drawn in by the id-filtered pop of Merriweather Post Pavilion. Or maybe you're allergic to buzz bands.
Whatever your take, Down There by collective member Avey Tare [...]