Panda met band members Avey Tare and Geologist through his longtime buddy Deakin, another member of Animal Collective. Everyone kept in touch and shared ideas for years before Panda and Deakin moved to New York in 2000. AC's debut record was released later that year. They've released 11 LPs and EPs since then, including 2009's breakthrough, Merriweather Post Pavilion. There are no hard feelings about Panda Bear's solo career either. Person Pitch's "Comfy In Nautica" is a staple of their live set.

LISTEN: Panda Bear "Comfy In Nautica"