And I always thought Animal Collective’s Panda Bear was the one with the innate beach pop sensibilities. “Little Fang” the first single from Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks hints that these modern day Pink Floyd voyagers are more McCartney and Lennon than you’d think. Avey Tare, who’s made his name in Animal Collective, has teamed with ex-Dirty Projector Angel Deradoorian and former Ponytail drummer Jeremy Hyman for his latest project.
Rather than bubbling and simmering beneath layers as Tare has typically done with his melodies with Animal Collective and his solo debut Down There, “Little Fang” unveils its charms simply and catchily. You’ll be singing along before you know it. This is Avey Tare we’re talking about though, so who knows if the rest of Slasher House will be this straight-forward and jangly. Either way, he’s got my attention. Looking forward to hearing the rest of the album when it drops in April.