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Black Dice - 25% match to Animal Collective

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed during 1997 and originally coming from Providence, Rhode Island (before relocating to Brooklyn, New York a year later), this provocative US outfit is regularly compared to Japanese noise rockers Melt Banana and the Boredoms. Black Dice made their debut in 1998 with the 7-inch, ‘Semen Of The Sun’. The band’s early incarnation included Bjorn Copeland (guitar Read more

Deerhunter - 21% match to Animal Collective

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2001 by Bradford Cox (1982, Athens, Georgia, USA; vocals) and Moses Archuleta (keyboards), the early line-up of this US art punk band also featured Justin Bosworth (b. 1980, d. 2004; bass) and Dan Walton (drums). Guitarist Colin Mee quickly replaced the latter, and with Archuleta doubling on drums the quartet recorded a split 7-inch vinyl singl Read more

Atlas Sound - 20% match to Animal Collective

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Neutral Milk Hotel - 19% match to Animal Collective

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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The creation of singer-songwriter Jeff Mangum, Neutral Milk Hotel formed part of the loose knit Elephant 6 Recording Company collective of psych pop bands based in Athens, Georgia, USA. Mangum grew up in Ruston, Louisiana with fellow 60s enthusiasts Will Cullen Hart, Bill Doss and Robert Schneider, playing in various bands including Maggot and Cranberry Life Cycle. In 1990, Man Read more

Of Montreal - 19% match to Animal Collective

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Although Of Montreal originate from Athens, Georgia, USA, the band’s sound is unmistakably rooted in the mid-60s psychedelic era of UK pop, with obvious nods to the Beatles and the Kinks. Formed in the mid-90s, Of Montreal have often been compared to other similarly styled psych pop acts that emerged around the same time, including Apples In Stereo, Olivia Tremor Control, Read more

The Flaming Lips - 18% match to Animal Collective

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, the Flaming Lips won a deserved reputation in the 80s and 90s for their discordant, psychedelia-tinged garage rock, and have recorded a fine body of off-kilter and unpredictable work. They are led by lyricist, vocalist and guitarist Wayne Coyne (Wayne Ruby Coyne, 17 March 1965, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA), who started playing music Read more

Grizzly Bear - 15% match to Animal Collective

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed in 2004 in Brooklyn, New York City, by singer-songwriter Edward Droste, this US indie rock act originally started out as a one-man project. Droste created the basic tracks for the debut Grizzly Bear album in his bedroom studio, only bringing in multi-instrumentalist and electronics expert Christopher Bear towards the end of the recording sessions. Released later in 2004 Read more

Battles - 13% match to Animal Collective

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Dirty Projectors - 13% match to Animal Collective

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Dirty Projectors is the recording enterprise founded by experimental musician and singer-songwriter Dave Longstreth, with whatever musicians he chooses to work with on a particular record. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Longstreth began recording in the early 00s. His initial album, The Graceful Fallen Mango, was released under his own name and set the basic template for his musi Read more

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - 12% match to Animal Collective

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Andrew Jackson Jihad - 11% match to Animal Collective

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Eric Copeland - 11% match to Animal Collective

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Flying Lotus - 11% match to Animal Collective

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
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Mac Demarco - 11% match to Animal Collective

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Modest Mouse - 11% match to Animal Collective

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Drawing from influences such as Pavement, the Pixies, and Talking Heads, the Issaquah, Washington, USA-based art-punk unit Modest Mouse initially featured Isaac Brock (9 July 1975, Issaquah, Washington, USA; vocals/guitar), Dann Gallucci (guitar), Eric Judy (bass) and Jeremiah Green (drums). Formed in 1992, the band rehearsed and recorded demos for nearly two years, before s Read more


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