When Avey Tare (the stage persona of David Portner) isn’t busy with Animal Collective, he’s flexing his even more intensely experimental muscles with some solo and side projects. It’s been a year since Tare announced the ghoulishly named Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, a supergroup of sorts that includes Angel Deradoorian (formerly of Dirty Projectors) and Jeremy Hyman (formerly of Ponytail). This month, they unleashed Enter the Slasher House, an album not nearly as terrifying as it sounds. Well-received by critics and fans alike, it keeps in line with Tare’s psychedelic freakishness while still being catchy and classically jazzy. Their ability to pull off that combination may be the spookiest part of all.
Mon., April 21, 9 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 16, 2014