Avey Tare of Animal Collective announced today that along with Angel Deradoorian (previously of the Dirty Projectors) and Jeremy Hyman (previously of Ponytail) he will be forming a band called Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks.
He described the trio as: “A group of three hippies on a road trip through the backwaters of 2013s rural music scene fall prey to a murderous cannibalistic band making, including a leather-masked, guitar-wielding Avey Tare, his knife-wielding keyboard player Angel Deradoorian, and their cannibal chief drummer and decaying grandfather Jeremy Hyman.”
Without a record release scheduled, it looks like the group will just be doing a brief touring stint for now. Dates listed below.
6-17: Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands (Tickets – on sale noon EST 4/12)
6-20: Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
6-21: London, UK @ The Lexington (Tickets – on sale 3 p.m. GMT)
6-22: Camber Sands, UK @ All Tomorrow’s Parties- Curated by Deerhunter (Tickets)
Avey Tare released his first solo album Down There in 2010 through Animal Collective’s own Paw Tracks label, so there seems to be no danger of the group breaking up due to solo projects.