Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks @ The Bowery Ballroom (4.21.2014)

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks played the Bowery Ballroom as part of their current tour supporting their debut release Enter The Slasher House. The band, which consists of Avey Tare (Dave Portner) of Animal Collective, Angel Deradoorian (formerly of The Dirty Projectors) and Jeremy Hyman (formerly of Ponytail) took the stage after a mesmerizing set by guitar looping aficionado Dustin Wong.

During the show the stage remained dark except for the skulls hung about the band, which had various colors and textures projected on them throughout. The band played all of the tracks from their recent release, albeit in a different order than on the album. Many of the tracks had extended intros and slightly extended or reworked sections, such as a version of Duplex Trip that skipped the chorus in favor of tempo changes and guitar strums. The set featured a greater emphasis on Angel's voice, at times in conjunction with a looper to create layers of ghostly echos. Jeremy Hyman provided the drive and energy for the songs with his usual energetic and frenetic drumming. Avey played a trio of guitars and utilized a multitude of pedals to provide the tracks with the haunted funhouse sound the band captured on their album.

Dustin Wong

 Slasher Flicks

We recorded the show from the center balcony next to the soundboard. We recommend also checking out the band's second show ever at Glasslands in June 2013 to see how the Enter The Slasher House songs have developed (most notably Duplex Trip). Enjoy!

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Set List:
1. Catchy (Was Contagious)
2. Blind Babe
3. A Sender
4. That It Won't Grow
5. Roses On The Window
6. Duplex Trip
7. [banter]
8. Your Card
9. Little Fang
10. The Outlaw
11. [encore]
12. Modern Days E
13. Strange Colores


  1. Thanks for taking the effort to tape and share this show. I really appreciate it and I am loving listening to it.

  2. thank you for keeping us informed and amazed