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Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks - Little Fang (Official Video)

Directed by: Abby Portner

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FYF FEST Day 1 snapshots:  Emilie and her husband Dustin, Justin Regan (Vans) and his hero Britt Walford (Slint), Future Islands backstage, Ty Segall with fresh kicks , Future Islands performing, Erika Spring of Au Revoir Simone, King Tuff and myself in Dodger’s hats (Grimes BGP), Kathy Miranda from Vans, Abby and Dave Portner aka Avey Tare. 

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Headed to FYF Fest this weekend?  

Make sure to stop by the Vans booth to check out sculptures by artist Abby Portner!  We got a chance to ask her a few questions while she gets ready to work on her newest sculptures for this year’s FYF Fest.  (Here’s two sculptures from last year’s 2013 FYF Fest above!!)  

Name / Location

Abigail Portner / Los Angeles

What’s your artististic background? Self Taught? Art school?

I went to Parsons School of Design in NYC, but most of the materials I work with and on now I have taught myself the process and how to make what I want to make.

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The Art of Animal Collective:

Abby Portner, Animal Collective’s long-time art director, describes the psychedelic mouth motif for the band’s new album Centipede Hz. 

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If you’re an Avey Tare/Animal Collective fan and you like his album Down There, then WATCH THIS INTERVIEW!! It was so amazing to be able to see into his artistic vision of what he wanted Down There to be. He truly is an artist in every sense of the word. 

Yes, the interview is kinda hard to listen to and understand at first (funny vocal effects haha) and it is also long, but it is worth the watch. I’m so glad I came across this.