Avey Tare forms new project Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, with former Dirty Projectors, Ponytail members, excludes you from his entire life

Avey Tare forms new project Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, with former Dirty Projectors, Ponytail members, excludes you from his entire life

You’re sitting by the phone. In fact, you’ve been sitting by the phone for hours. No one understands why — you have a cell phone. That’s the phone you’re sitting by. You just have it out on the table, next to the lamp, and you’re just staring at it. You could easily take it with you, leave the house, live your life. But no. You might miss the call. The call from Animal Collective’s Avey Tare. The call where he asks you if you want to be in his new band, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks.

Bad news, friend. It ain’t gonna happen.

Avey Tare has already chosen his compatriots in Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks. One is Angel Deradoorian, formerly of Dirty Projectors. The other is Jeremy Hyman, former drummer for Ponytail. These are people you probably cannot compare to, unless you’re, say, Yamantaka Eye. Now that you know who’s in Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, here’s how Tare himself describes the band: “A group of three hippies on a road trip through the backwaters of 2013’s rural music scene fall prey to a murderous cannibalistic band making.” I see!

More enlightening may be the band’s forthcoming live dates, of which there are four. All dates are in June, one is in Brooklyn, the other three are in the UK. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are going on sale at noon EST on 4/12, so if you’re an America-dwelling Avey Tare fan, then you might want to sit by your computer then. Just, please, stop sitting by that phone. Put it in your pocket. Walk away.

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks dates:

06.17.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
06.20.13 - Brighton, UK - Green Door Store
06.21.13 - London, UK - The Lexington
06.22.13 - Camber Sands, UK - All Tomorrow’s Parties

• Avey Tare: http://alligatorland.net

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