Avey Tare has created something of a supergroup with his new side project Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks. The band is made up of Tare, former Dirty Projectors member Angel Deradoorian and former Ponytail member Jeremy Hyman. After almost a year or so of blurry live videos and hype over the band’s exceptional pedigree, we finally have some concrete info to work with. What’s more, we have a first single, “Little Fang.” It’s fairly low key, but still manages to fulfill some of that built up promise.
Set to a slow beat, “Little Fang” sees Tare and co. singing warped vocal harmonies over a thick bassline and rhythmic guitar strums. The ghoulish vocals should feel like home to anyone who listened to Tare’s work with Animal Collective, and there are points in the song where it seems that Halloween has come early in 2014, but the song is too catchy and the beat too infectious to leave this one next to “Monster Mash” on a party playlist. As Tare himself opines on the song, “If there are doubts, then we will groove it out.”
Listen to “Little Fang” below and watch out for Enter the Slasher House, out April 7th on Domino Records.
STREAM: Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – “Little Fang”