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Animal Collective Brings Experimental Pop To Portland

Baltimore experimental pop band Animal Collective delivered a mixture of sounds, color and light at the Roseland Theater.

Animal Collective performs on June 30 at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon.

Animal Collective performs on June 30 at the Roseland Theater in Portland, Oregon.

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The Baltimore experimental pop band Animal Collective, a group of four friends who have recorded together for the past 15 years, performed at the Roseland Theater Friday night.

Animal Collective warns its audiences beforehand that they might not hear what they expected to hear. But after listening for a second, the Portland crowd swayed with the band’s high-pitched beats and became entranced by its psychedelic, hypnotizing tunes.

Animal Collective band member Geologist performs.

Animal Collective band member Geologist performs.

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Spectators smile as Animal Collective walks on-stage to start the show.

Spectators smile as Animal Collective walks on-stage to start the show.

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Avey Tare provides vocalizations for one of Animal Collective's songs.

Avey Tare provides vocalizations for one of Animal Collective's songs.

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Geologist, who is also known as Brian Weitz, performs alongside Animal Collective's other members.

Geologist, who is also known as Brian Weitz, performs alongside Animal Collective's other members.

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