Avey Tare Announces New Album '7s'
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Avey Tare Announces New Album '7s'

Avey Tare, the solo project of Animal Collective’s Dave Portner, will release his new album 7s on February 17. Following three solo albums and one release under Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, 7s was recorded with producer Adam McDaniel (Angel Olsen, Archers of Loaf) at Drop of Sun Studios in Portner’s hometown of Asheville, North Carolina, and he describes the album as “a dreamy surrealist landscape.”

Today Avey Tare shares two new songs from 7s - “The Musical,” with a video by Ellie Thatcher, and “Hey Bog,” with a visualizer by Abby Portner.  

Avey Tare will tour 7s across North America this spring, kicking off March 23 in Asheville and wrapping in Los Angeles on May 13. Dates are below and tickets will be available Friday, January 13 at 10am local here.

Avey Tare 2023 Tour 
3/23: The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC
3/24: Lodge of Sorrows – Savannah, GA
3/25: Aisle 5 – Atlanta, GA
3/27: Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC
3/28: Songbyrd – Washington, DC
3/29: First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
3/31: Market Hotel – Brooklyn, NY
4/01: Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
4/03: Bar Le Ritz PDB – Montreal, QC
4/04: The Drake Underground – Toronto, ON
4/06: El Club – Detroit, MI
4/07: Sleeping Village – Chicago, IL
4/08: 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
4/27: Henry Miller Memorial Library – Big Sur, CA
4/28: The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
4/29: HopMonk Tavern – Novato, CA
5/01: Polaris Hall – Portland, OR
5/02: The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
5/03: Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
5/05: Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
5/06: Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO
5/08: Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM
5/09: Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
5/10: Casbah – San Diego, CA
5/13: Lodge Room – Los Angeles, CA 

Avey Tare 7s

Album | 17th February 2023

During the first week of Jan '21, Avey Tare began making regular drives to his friend Adam McDaniel’s Drop of Sun Studios in Asheville, NC to give guts and flesh and color to the skeletal demos he’d made at home the year prior. The plot for 7s, Avey’s fourth solo album, was set: trusting, intuitive, exploratory collaboration among friends, after a Winter without it. 

These songs are like overstuffed jelly jars, cracking so that the sweetness oozes out into unexpected shapes. Still, the sweetness—that is, Avey’s compulsory hooks—remains at the center, the joy inside these Rorschach blots. If Animal Collective has forever been defined by its charming inscrutability, Avey surrenders to a new intimacy and candor with 7s.

Tracklisting

  • 1Invisible Darlings
  • 2Lips At Night
  • 3The Musical
  • 4Hey Bog
  • 5Sweeper's Grin
  • 6Neurons
  • 7Cloud Stop Rest Start

Avey Tare 7s

Album | 17th February 2023

During the first week of Jan '21, Avey Tare began making regular drives to his friend Adam McDaniel’s Drop of Sun Studios in Asheville, NC to give guts and flesh and color to the skeletal demos he’d made at home the year prior. The plot for 7s, Avey’s fourth solo album, was set: trusting, intuitive, exploratory collaboration among friends, after a Winter without it. 

These songs are like overstuffed jelly jars, cracking so that the sweetness oozes out into unexpected shapes. Still, the sweetness—that is, Avey’s compulsory hooks—remains at the center, the joy inside these Rorschach blots. If Animal Collective has forever been defined by its charming inscrutability, Avey surrenders to a new intimacy and candor with 7s.

Tracklisting

  • 1Invisible Darlings
  • 2Lips At Night
  • 3The Musical
  • 4Hey Bog
  • 5Sweeper's Grin
  • 6Neurons
  • 7Cloud Stop Rest Start
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Live Dates

Thursday 23rd March

Avey Tare
Grey Eagle, Knoxville, US

Saturday 25th March

Avey Tare
Aisle 5, Atlanta, US

Tuesday 28th March

Avey Tare
Songbyrd, Washington, US

Saturday 1st April

Avey Tare
Brighton Music Hall Presented By Citizens, Boston / Cambridge, US

Thursday 6th April

Avey Tare
El Club Detroit, Detroit, US

Saturday 8th April

Avey Tare
7th St Entry, Twin Cities, US

Thursday 27th April

Avey Tare
Henry Miller Memorial Library, Modesto, US

Friday 28th April

Avey Tare
The Chapel, SF Bay Area, US

Saturday 29th April

Avey Tare
HopMonk Tavern - Novato, SF Bay Area, US

Monday 1st May

Avey Tare
Polaris Hall, Portland, US