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Avey Tare


A founding person in experimental pop group Animal Collective, Avey Tare was created David Portner on Apr 24, 1979. Portner was raised near Baltimore and fulfilled his potential fellow Pet Collective mates Noah Lennox, Josh Dibb, and Brian Weitz in senior high school, where they bonded over distributed musical obsessions including Pavement, the Pleased Dead, and different strains of psychedelic music. Alongside future BARR innovator Brendan Fowler, the teenaged Portner, Weitz, and Dibb began a music group known as Automine, who proceeded to go as far as release a a singular 7″ solitary before leaving senior high school. In 2000, Portner caused Lennox on Nature They’re Gone, Nature They’ve Vanished, an recording acknowledged to Avey Tare & Panda Carry but later named the first formal output of Pet Collective. This recording arranged the precedent for Pet Collective’s nebulous lineup, as different members would sit down out some albums or lead seriously to others. Portner shifted to NEW YORK to wait NYU, as well as the additional members from the collective quickly joined him, using the music group playing even more displays and touring with like-minded sound rock works like Dark Dice, Lightning Bolt, as well as the Cranium. At the moment, Portner started part project Terrestrial Shades along with his then-roommate, Dark Dice member Eric Copeland. As Pet Collective grew from their loud origins and captured the hearing of increasingly more supporters, Portner released periodic side-step recordings under his very own name, including a divide 12″ with experimental musician David Grubbs in 2003 and 2007’s collaborative LP Pullhair Rubeye along with his then-wife, Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir of múm. The record, reported to be motivated by David Lynch movies, was documented in an average fashion, then prepared so it performed completely backwards, and released to the general public that way, totally backwards. A divorce and both family members problems and medical issues resulted in the murky, tenuous 2010 single record Down There. In 2013, Portner started dealing with ex-Ponytail drummer Jeremy Hyman and ex-Dirty Projectors vocalist Angel Deradoorian over the even more upbeat Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks. The trio self-produced the debut record Enter the Slasher Home, which saw discharge in 2014.

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Full Name Avey Tare
Profession Singer
Education New York University
Siblings Abby Portner
Music Groups Animal Collective, Terrestrial Tones
Music Songs My Girls, FloriDada, Summertime Clothes, Golden Gal, Fireworks, Peacebone, Brother Sport, Kinda Bonkers, Banshee Beat, Cuckoo Cuckoo, The Purple Bottle, What Would I Want? Sky, Winter's Love, In the Flowers, Guys Eyes, Who Could Win a Rabbit, For Reverend Green, Did You See the Words, Street Flash, Grass, Alvin Row, Bluish, Lion in a Coma, Today's Supernatural, Kids on Holiday, Visiting Friends, Leaf House, Slippi, Laughing Hieroglyphic, Monkey Riches, We Tigers, Man of Oil
Albums Painting With, Down There, Pullhair Rubeye, Sung Tongs, Danse Manatee, Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished, Eucalyptus, FatCat Split Series #16

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1 His sister is Abby Portner, New York City artist and musician, who creates some of Animal Collective's artwork.



Antibirth 2016 performer: "Funzone Theme Song" - as Dave Portner / writer: "Oboroed", "Funzone Theme Song" - as Dave Portner
Project X 2012 writer: "My Girls"
Fresh Meat TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
The Dynamiter 2011 writer: "Winter's Love", "Banshee Beat", "Visiting Friends", "Loch Raven"
I'm Here 2010 Short writer: "Did You See the Words"
Splinterheads 2009 writer: "Did You See The Words?"
Peter and Vandy 2009 writer: "Fireworks"
Gigantic 2008 writer: "Did You See the Words"
Deadgirl 2008 writer: "For Reverend Green"

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Gina & Jules 2015 Short assistant camera
Game World 2014 Video short d.i.t



Oddsac 2010



Animal Collective: The Amazon 2017 TV Series documentary Himself
Earthworks 2017/II TV Series documentary Himself
¡Atención obras! 2016 TV Series Himself
New York Noise 2005 TV Series Himself

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