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Black Dice - 26% 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 - 24% 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 - 21% match to Animal Collective

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Neutral Milk Hotel - 21% 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

The Flaming Lips - 20% 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

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

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

The Avalanches - 13% match to Animal Collective

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Originally comprising Melbourne, Australia-based musicians and DJs, namely Darren Seltmann, Robbie Chater, Tony Diblasi, Gordon McQuilten, Dexter Fabay and James De La Cruz, the Avalanches’ music relies on a rag-bag of samples and beats. Appropriately for the irreverence of their sound, Chater and Seltmann originally formed two short-lived punk bands, Swinging Monkey Cocks Read more

Battles - 12% match to Animal Collective

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Dirty Projectors - 12% 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

Mac Demarco - 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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Gang Gang Dance - 11% match to Animal Collective

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 2000s
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Cobbled from the ashes of several defunct Brooklyn-based outfits, Gang Gang Dance is a loose confederation of artists and musicians who explore a kind of modern-day tribalism through percussion-heavy, electronics-aided avant rock. Liz Bougatsos’s variously chanted and sung vocals evoke Middle Eastern sonorities as well as modern rockers like Kate Bush. The group’s liv Read more

Swans - 11% match to Animal Collective

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Like many early 80s American bands determined to stretch the boundaries of musical cacophony, the Swans were drawn to the thriving New York underground that also produced Jim Thirlwell (Foetus), Lydia Lunch and Sonic Youth. Although the band endured numerous line-up changes, the Swans always centred on Michael Gira (1954, California, USA; bass/vocals) and, from 1986’s G Read more


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