Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks – Little Fang

IT COULD BE THE PUREST pop moment ever to emerge from the Animal Collective stable (barn?). With its bouncy bass, superclean Orange Juice guitar jangles and squeaky backing vocals courtesy of Dirty Projectors’ Angel Deradoorian, it’s a day off from the charybdian depths and acid-trip mindrave of Avey/Dave Portner’s day job. In fact, there’s something of ZE Records, circa 1981/82, about it. Yep, that good.

Slasher Flicks, the group, is a trio comprising Portner, Deradoorian and drumming nutjob Jeremy Hyman (Ponytail, Dan Deacon) and promise a full album – Enter The Slasher House – on April 7 (April 8 in the US). “Free but structured” is their motto but don’t expect Little Fang to be the template since the group describe it as their “most minimal, most changed in-studio, most complex drums, and cleanest guitar ever”.

The group tour the US from April 17 and play London’s Field Day Festival on June 7.

Pre-order (technically, it’s the same as “order”, but we’ll let it slide) Enter The Slasher House on CD, double heavyweight LP from the band's site or Domino and digitally from iTunes and get an instant mp3 download of Little Fang.

PHOTO: Atiba Jefferson