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Avey Tare
Name David Portner
Alias Avey Tare
Born April 24, 1979
Origin Baltimore, MD
Active 2000-present
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Bands Animal Collective
Terrestrial Tones
Avey Tare & Kría Brekkan
Genre New Weird America
Label Paw Tracks, Fat Cat, Domino, Catsup Plate, St. Ives, UUAR

Avey Tare (born David Portner, April 24, 1979) is an avant-garde musician and founding member of Animal Collective. Portner lives with his wife Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir (ex-Múm) in the Chinatown section of Manhattan.

Animal Collective and other musical projectsEdit

Avey Tare had met Animal Collective's Deakin (Josh Dibbs), Panda Bear (Noah Lennox), and Geologist (Brian Weitz) in high school. For years, the four of them had swapped homemade recordings, shared musical ideas and performed in different group configurations. Avey Tare recorded the Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished album with Panda Bear, and initially released the recording on the band's own Animal label in 2000.

After high school, Avey Tare and Geologist moved to New York City to attend NYU and Columbia University, respectively. Panda Bear and Deakin had eventually moved to NYC, and the band became more collaborative in nature. They finally settled on the name "Animal Collective".

Avey Tare's other projects and releases include Terrestrial Tones with Eric Copeland of Black Dice, a split 12" with David Grubbs, and a LP with Valtýsdóttir (aka Kría Brekkan) called Pullhair Rubeye.

Discography with Animal CollectiveEdit

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Discography with Terrestrial TonesEdit

Discography with Kría BrekkanEdit

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