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Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, 'Enter the Slasher House' (April 8th)
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Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, 'Enter the Slasher House' (April 8th)

"It's different with Animal Collective because [in that band] everything becomes so 'other' and affected, going for idiosyncratic sounds," Animal Collective member Avey Tare says of his new project, Slasher Flicks. "This album is just different for me." Different is just what Tare wanted when he started creating Enter the Slasher House. Largely written while stricken with strep throat and laryngitis, the album was born from Tare's desire to strum guitar and record with "a live feel." The new music evolved the songs into lush, Eno-esque and notably un-AC rockers like "Little Fang." As for the projects macabre name, it was "inspired by old horror cartoons, like the [1929] Disney cartoon 'The Skeleton Dance,'" Tare says. "The way I saw the record being pieced out, the songs are all a little bit more campy. I wanted it to be this horror funhouse feeling."

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