Avey Tare announces new album, Cows on Hourglass Pond, shares “Saturdays (Again)”: Stream

Animal Collective's Dave Portner also reveals a North American tour

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Avey Tare, photo by Madelyn Anderson

    Avey Tare, aka Animal Collective’s Dave Portner, has announced his latest solo album, Cows on Hourglass Pond. Set for a March 22nd release via Domino, the record follows Avey Tare’s 2017 LP, Eucalyptus, as well as AnCo’s Tangerine Reef from last year.

    The new effort was recorded last winter at Laughing Gas studio in Asheville, North Caroline. Mixed by Portner himself alongside Adam McDaniel, all 10 tracks on the LP were made using a Tascam 48 half-inch reel-to-reel tape machine.

    As a first listen to what the analog approach produced, Avey Tare has shared the video for the lead single, “Saturdays (Again)”. According to director Abby Portney, the video aims to “try and create what it would look like inside Avey Tare’s new record cover, if you were to step inside and hang out with Dave and the cows in a surreal, colorful landscape. Since I did parts of the record art and paintings in the press photos, I wanted it to all be included inside this video.”


    Take a look below.

    Pre-orders for Cows on Hourglass Pond are going on now; those who order the deluxe LP version will also get a limited edition 10-inch featuring two bonus tracks, “Tipped in Hugs” b/w “Dogs Say Goodbye”. Find the album artwork and tracklist below.

    Cows on Hourglass Pond Artwork:

    avey tare cows on hourglass pond album cover artwork

    Cows on Hourglass Pond Tracklist:
    01. What’s The Goodside?
    02. Eyes On Eyes
    03. Nostalgia in Lemonade
    04. Saturdays (Again)
    05. Chilly Blue
    06. K.C. Yours
    07. Our Little Chapter
    08. Taken Boy
    09. Remember Mayan
    10. HORS_

    Avey Tare will tour North America in support of his new album, including a spot at Big Ears Festival. His full itinerary is below.


    Avey Tare 2019 Tour Dates:
    03/21 – Knoxville, TX @ Big Ears Festival
    03/28 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
    03/29 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
    03/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
    04/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
    04/02 – Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot
    04/04 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
    04/05 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
    04/06 – Chicago, IL @ Co Prosperity Sphere
    04/07 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Grill
    04/11 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    04/12 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
    04/13 – Arcata, CA @ The Miniplex in Richard’s Goat Tavern & Tearoom
    04/15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
    04/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
    04/17 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
    04/19 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
    04/20 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s Nightclub
    04/22 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa

    Avey Tare’s AnCo bandmate, Panda Bear, is gearing up to release his own new album, Buoys, and he recently spoke to our own Kyle Meredith about the record and Animal Collective’s future plans. Listen below.


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