Avey Tare (Animal Collective) performs New Songs on 2011 Tour

Avey Tare (aka Dave Portner of Animal Collective) recently found some time in his busy schedule (e.g., making a new Animal Collective album and doing weird sound art installations at museums) and embarked on a short solo tour supporting his recent 2010 solo album Down There while also allowing him the freedom to jam out on some new tunes which are rumored to be for an upcoming Avey Tare EP he is working on.

I managed to catch (on video) most (if not all) of the new material Avey Tare performed live at his recent show at The New Parish in Oakland, CA on 12/11/11 (which by the way was a  great show overall, plus I got a sweet new t shirt!). According to insiders on the Collected Animals forum the apparent setlist for the night was as follows (new songs indicated by *):

Song For Jerome*
Lucky 1
In Photographs*
Oliver Twist
Slow Words*
3 Umbrellas
Laughing Hieroglyphic
Death Raga*

So, without further adieu, check out five new jams below including a few Down There songs (Lucky 1 & 3 Umbrellas) at the tail end of two of the videos. I’m really looking forward to how these tunes turn out in the studio (especially New Song 2); but for now, enjoy!

Dan Deacon & Peter O’Connell Live in Oakland, CA (11/30/11)

I recently managed to catch Dan Deacon and fellow Wham City comedian Peter O’Connell performing at The New Parish in Oakland, Califonia for a on November 30, 2011. The show was definitely a good time as you can expect from Dan Deacon with his entertaining games and antic; but overall, I was most surprised by how much I enjoyed the absurd and awkward comedy of opener Peter O’Connell. Full disclosure, I’ve seen Dan Deacon at least five times before and the magic of his fun crowd activities have worn off a bit for me but I highly recommend anyone of any musical taste to go see him at least once and dare you to say it’s not a fun time.

But hey, why take my word for it? Take a look for yourself at some lengthy videos below of Dan Deacon’s two closing songs (“Snookered” & “Wham City”) and the latter half Peter O’Connell’s standup. Wham City always brings a fun time, so be sure to check them out next time they hit up your area!