For the past few years, the Animal Collective geologist (aka Brian Weitz) has hosted a monthly show on NTS Radio called O’Brien system. The freestyle radio show features an eclectic lineup of experimental music Weitz is passionate about, and in the latest episode, he teams up with fellow band Avey Tare (aka Dave Portner) to revisit their love for a particular band: Pavement.
Weitz, Portner, and their bandmates formed Animal Collective as high school students in Baltimore, and during the same period, apparently, bonded over a mutual interest in cassettes of Pavement’s live performances. Animal Collective also shared on Instagram, “What do 15 year old fans do after hearing ‘Fight This Generation’ in 1994? They start collecting sidewalk tapes!”