Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks Announce Debut Album, North American Tour Dates

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Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks—the Animal Collective side project featuring its de facto frontman and former members of Dirty Projectors (keyboardist/singer Angel Deradoorian) and Ponytail (drummer Jeremy Hyman)—revealed their debut album today. Due out April 8th through Domino, Enter the Slasher House is a self-proclaimed “escape from LA” album that started with Tare’s acoustic guitar lines and was fleshed out in a live “jazz power trio” format with very little overdubbing at The Lair.

While Tare says their songs “come from a place that’s not human,” the record is not rooted in horror soundtracks or badly dubbed VHS videos. As heard on the lead single “Little Fang,” it’s more of a lighthearted listen, sending Tare’s warbled melodies spiraling through the trio’s very own twilight zone. Have a listen below, right alongside a couple weeks of spring tour dates and the album’s cover art and complete tracklisting…

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks - 'Enter the Slasher House' album art

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, Enter the Slasher House (Domino, April 8th):
1. A Sender
2. Duplex Trip
3. Blind Babe
4. Little Fang
5. Catchy (Was Contagious)
6. That It Won’t Grow
7. The Outlaw
8. Roses On The Window
9. Modern Days E
10. Strange Colores
11. Your Card

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks tour dates:
4/17 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre *
4/18 Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig *
4/19 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *
4/21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *
4/22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *
4/24 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny’s Brenda *
4/25 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall *
4/26-04-27 Asheville, NC – Moogfest
4/28 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups *
4/29 Exit In – Nashville, TN *
4/30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory Stage) *
5/2 New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues *
5/3-4 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest

*w/ Dustin Wong