Former Dirty Projectors, Ponytail Members Join Avey Tare Project

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks

Avey Tare has recruited former members of Dirty Projectors (Angel Deradoorian) and Ponytail (Jeremy Hyman) for a new “cannibalistic” band called Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks. The name isn’t a surprise considering Tare’s last solo LP (2010’s Down There) was partially inspired by a Tobe Hooper film about a murderous hotel manager who feeds his tenants to a crocodile. As the singer/multi-instrumentalist said in an lengthy self-titled interview, “movies like that are more about the atmosphere they create than anything else…It’s a piece of art. If I could put it on my wall, I would. But I’m not really into the gore aspect of it. I prefer movies that are more like ghost stories, or beat-up horror films–the kind you collect on VHS tapes.”

While it’s unclear whether the trio is planning on releasing a new record, they’ll be playing a handful of shows in June, including stops in Brooklyn and the UK. Check out the dates and details below, along with one of Tare’s Down There videos…

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks tour dates:
6/17 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
6/20 Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
6/21 London, UK – The Lexington
6/22 Camber Sands, UK – All Tomorrow’s Parties