Animal Collective Play Rare Pavement Bootlegs in NTS Radio Mix: Listen
For the past few years, Animal Collective’s Geologist (aka Brian Weitz) has hosted a monthly show on NTS Radio called The O’Brien System. The freeform radio show features an eclectic assortment of experimental music about which Weitz is excited, and, for the latest episode, he teamed up with his bandmate Avey Tare (aka Dave Portner) to revisit their love for one particular band: Pavement.
Weitz, Portner, and their bandmates notably formed Animal Collective as high school students in Baltimore, and, during the same period, they apparently bonded over a shared interest in cassette bootlegs of Pavement live shows. As Animal Collective shared on Instagram, “What do 15-year-old Dead fans do after hearing ‘Fight This Generation’ live in 1994? They start collecting Pavement tapes!” They continued: