dave portner

Animal Collective takeover: Gloria Ann Taylor
A friend of mine sent me some rips of these records some years back. I've never grabbed copies of my own actually. I've often wondered why you don't hear more about these songs and Gloria Ann Taylor's crazy amazing voice with all its trills and bends and pure emotion...
Animal Collective takeover: Pavement on 120 Minutes
Sometimes a band's reputation precedes them. Seems like such is the case with Animal Collective these days. When I was in high school it felt like pavement had a reputation as slacker jokesters who were only half serious as far as rock bands go and despite their indisputable talent were really makin…
Animal Collective takeover: Stir it Up
Animal Collective's giddily vibrant and colorful new pop record Painting With (the band's 10th LP!) dropped last week, and to celebrate, we've asked the guys to take over the site for the day. So stick around to hang with Avey Tare, Panda Bear, and Geologist all day, and stay up on th…