Back in 2012, while looking for a different sound to add to their latest project, electronic gods Daft Punk turned to Panda Bear, the somewhat leader of Animal Collective, the progressive, experimental group of artists including Geologist, Deakin and John Maus have consistently pushed the envelope, merging traditional instrumentation with specifically electronic aesthetics and world influences to create an end product that is a departure from much of what hits the airwaves today, and also influencing much of what comes afterwards.
Acting as a collective, the individual artists dip in and out of the penultimate project, with only two albums having every member on it. Today, guitarist Avey Tare announced the unveiling of his new band, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, alongside their eclectic initial single, “Little Fang” and an announcement of a full LP and tour, all coming soon. As if Avey branching out on his own wasn’t enough, he gets help from former Dirty Projectors crooner Angel Deradoorian and ex-Ponytail drummer Jeremy Hyman. The trio let the world know of their plans for their debut project, Enter The Slasher House,which is due out April 8. You can pre-order it here via Domino Records and receive “Little Fang” as a free download for your trouble. Check out the single, and tour dates below.
04-17 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre *
04-18 Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig *
04-19 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace *
04-21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *
04-22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *
04-24 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *
04-25 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall *
04-26-27 Asheville, NC – Moogfest
04-28 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups *
04-29 Nashville, TN – Exit In *
04-30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory Stage) *
05-02 New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues *
05-03-04 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest
* with Dustin Wong