scotty and i worked together at a record store in new york city.
he was a dj around town and he still is i think. we both really liked dance
music and dance music from the very beginning and i mean stomps and shouts and
claps and stuff like that. of course we like all kinds of other stuff too but
its the dance that gets us going on jane. we played once at the animal collective
practice space but found it much more pleasant to play at scotty's home in greenpoint
where he had his mixer and simple microphones and we would drink brews and talk
about all kinds of things and then play. i would usually sing about stuff i
was thinking about that day and scotty would move with it playing jams and it
would all kind of pour out. we liked all the mechanical robo dance jams from
detroit and chicago and germany but we wanted to do something with less 0s and
1s and more souls. mostly it was about hanging out together and talking and
playing music that was about talking together and hanging out and thinking and
feeling and having fun and dancing most of all.
—Panda Bear (of the Animal Collective)