Published Jan 29, 2019Once again, Animal Collective bro Avey Tare is going solo for a new album. Titled Cows on Hourglass Pond, his latest solo effort will arrive on March 22.
The album follows the 2017 release Eucalyptus by Avey Tare (a.k.a. Dave Portner). The LP was recorded between January and March of last year by the musician himself at Laughing Gas in Asheville, NC, on a Tascam 48 half-inch reel-to-reel tape machine. It was then mixed by Adam McDaniel and Portner at Drop of Sun Studios.
Our first taste of Cows on Hourglass Pond comes via the track "Saturdays (Again)," which you can listen to here via the DSP of your choice. Down below, you can also watch a newly shared video for the track.
Director Abby Portner said of the clip, "For the 'Saturdays (Again)' video I wanted 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."
The album will be out on CD, digitally and as a deluxe LP, with the latter coming with a bonus 10-inch housing two new non-album tracks — "Tipped in Hugs" and "Dog Says Goodbye" — if you order it from the Animal Collective webshop.
In support of the new album, Avey Tare will be heading out on a North American tour starting in March. There's a single Canadian date on the trek: April 4 in Toronto. You can see the full schedule below.
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