“Any time you put too many restrictions on what you’re doing, you stop experimenting,” Dave Portner told Pitchfork recently, in an interview about his new project with former members of Dirty Projectors (Angel Deradoorian) and Ponytail (Jeremy Hyman), Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks. “It’s easier to make abstract stuff with Animal Collective because there’s so many different minds working on one thing. With Slasher Flicks, I wanted to delve more into the idea of one mic in a room capturing this live energy. We tried to do that with the last Animal Collective record, but it didn’t turn out that way.”
Check out an audiovisual presentation of Enter the Slasher House (featuring visuals from Portner’s sister Abby) in the video player above, and look out for the album’s proper pressing through Domino next week.