Avey Tare to release solo record, Deakin to tour with Prince Rama

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Animal Collective member Dave Portner a.k.a. Avey Tare will release his first official solo record, entitled Down There, on October 26, 2010.

All nine songs were recorded by bandmate Josh Dibb in Upstate New York this past June.

Apparently, it's supposed to sound like a combination of that nightmare gondola ride from Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory (I mean the good one with Gene Wilder not that Tim Burton abortion), haunted boats, “alien death worlds” and Portner's passion for crocodiles. If that tells you nothing, then we are in the same haunted boat.

Here's the track listing:

01 Laugh HIeroglyphic
02 3 Umbrellas
03 Oliver Twist
04 Glass Bottom Boat
05 Ghost of Books
06 Cemeteries
07 Heads Hammock
08 Heather in the Hospital
09 Lucky 1

In similar Animal-C related news, Prince Rama announced tour dates with Deakin.

Prince Rama tour dates, August/September 2010:

09 New York, NY Mercury Lounge *
14 New York, NY Cake Shop #
28 Palmer, MA Camp Stanica

13 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands $ (RECORD RELEASE PARTY)
14 Cambridge, MA Middle East Downstairs $
15 Montreal, QC Il Motore $
16 Toronto, ONT Snowball Gallery $
17 Chicago, IL Mortville $
18 Grinnell, IA Grinnell College Gardner Lounge $
19 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock $
22 Vancouver, BC The Cobalt $
23 Seattle, WA Vera Project $
24 Olympia, WA Northern $
25 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios $
27 Oakland, CA The New Parish $
28 Brookdale, CA Historic Brookdale Lodge $
29 Los Angeles, CA Eagle Rock Center For The Arts $+

$ = w/ Deakin
* = w/ Nite Jewel
# = w/ Cave, Psychic Ills
% = w/ Silk Flowers, Amen Dunes
+ = w/ Fennesz