Avey Tare Lays Low; AC Curates ATP

Swampy time for the
new album! Read the Blurt interview, too.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

With his solo debut Down
There
released this week, you’d think that Animal Collective frontman Avey
Tare would be ramping up with a tour and more, but for the time being he’s
apparently content to just kick back in Brooklyn and observe the reaction to
the album. According to his Facebook page, the only event that he’s scheduled
thus far related to the record was a release party Monday night at Secret Robot
Project in Brooklyn.

 

That’s okay; we can wait. Meanwhile, the rest of you go grab
the album, and you can read our interview with him from a few days ago
elsewhere on the BLURT site. Among Avey’s bon
mots
:

 

On making the new
record
: “I’ve had more time this year, and since we haven’t been touring,
it felt like a good time.  I guess this record is different than something
Animal Collective would do, but I think that’s mostly because I did it on my
own and not with the other guys.”

 

On the crocodile-swamp
motifs of the record:
“In some ways, it was good to be able to tie this
into the emotional aspect of the music ‘cause I have often thought a swamp is a
good metaphor for the emotions I was feeling at the time. I was a bit stuck in
a rut so to speak and so that sticky swampy quality worked with the songs and
emotions. I like to think of the swamp as otherworldly – like ghost swamp or
something you would find in the afterlife.”

 

Chomp, chomp.

 

Meanwhile, it was just announced that Animal Collective will be curating a weekend at next May’s All Tomorrow’s Parties. It will take place May 13-15 in Minehead, England, and will include Gang Gang Dance, Lee Scratch Perry, Ariel Pink, Black Dice, Broadcast, Prince Rama and many more – not to mention the Meat Puppets doing their entire Up on the Sun album and the Frogs performing their “gay pride” classic It’s Only Right & Natural.

Stay tuned for more details.

 

 

[Photo Credit: Atiba Jefferson]

 

 

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