The Animal Collective member teams up with Dirty Projectors' Angel Deradoorian and Ponytail's Jeremy Hyman
Avey Tare’s first solo album, 2010’s ‘Down There’, was an attempt to work through the break-up of his marriage. The Animal Collective member’s second, ‘Enter The Slasher House’, can hardly be considered a sequel. Written high on fever and recorded with Dirty Projectors’ Angel Deradoorian on guitars and Ponytail’s Jeremy Hyman on drums, this bunch of bawdy tunes screams escapism more than it does self-exploration. Lead single ‘Little Fang’, with its soft-focus 60s Garage feel, could be mistaken for Ariel Pink. ‘Your Card’ pits Avey head-on against Hyman’s leftfield rhythms, while ‘Duplex Trip’ weaves melodies with drowning guitars. Overlaid, there’s an analogue sludge that sounds like comedy gunge or cream pies. This is one house of horrors that’s worth the ride.