Avey Tare quotes

  • I love electronic music as much as I love something that sounds like Pullhair Rubeye, or something a little bit more organic than that.
    -- Avey Tare

    #Sound #Littles #Electronic Music

  • Hell is a swamp, to me - not as something fiery, but as something dank, moist, and wet.
    -- Avey Tare

    #Swamps #Hell #Dank

  • I definitely don't want to play by myself. I don't relate to playing music that way. I like interacting with people.
    -- Avey Tare

    #Play #People #Want

  • I think it's cool to give people encouragement.
    -- Avey Tare

    #Encouragement #Thinking #People

  • I didn't really know why I wanted to go to college. I didn't really have a reason to go there other than the fact that everybody else was doing it.
    -- Avey Tare

    #College #Facts #Reason

  • I'm not against being proud of where you come from but I feel like sometimes the divisions are a little too bold and it hurts us more than it helps us.
    -- Avey Tare

    #Hurt #Division #Proud

  • Things have changed. The suburbs are developed, but other parts, like where we recorded Spirit and Danse Manatee are still woodland and farmland.
    -- Avey Tare

    #Spirit #Changed #Things Have Changed

  • People seem to think that folk music is people with acoustic guitars. Or punk music is people with mohawks, leather jackets.
    -- Avey Tare

    #Thinking #People #Punk

  • The melody and the structure of a song always comes first for me, so the emotions behind it can sometimes be a challenge: What am I feeling about this song? Where did the melody come from? I want it to be heartfelt.
    -- Avey Tare

    #Song #Challenges #Feelings

  • I think we stumbled onto our own sort of lore back in high school. We weren't with the drinkers, we were more the psychedelic warriors. We sat around watching horror films.
    -- Avey Tare

    #School #Warrior #Thinking

  • An important meeting point for me was realizing the similarity between a DJ set and a Grateful Dead set: I grew up listening to how the Dead would take a song and just jam on it, and then transition into another song.
    -- Avey Tare

    #Song #Grateful #Listening

  • Music can be so manipulating - especially in terms of horror. It's such an important part of building the tension.
    -- Avey Tare

    #Important #Horror #Building

  • It's weird, in New York, it's like the big theme of everything is folk music and interacting with people. Maryland is where the landscape of our music comes from, it was more like, let's walk around. People are saying that we are part of some sort of folk scene. We don't feel connected with it. We do live in the city, and communicate with people. It's all folk music.
    -- Avey Tare

    #People #Scene #Communicate

  • In a lot of African music, the singers are just singing whatever they feel at the time - because the instrumentation is repetitive, they can come and go as they please. That's how we approach it. Not verse-chorus-verse.
    -- Avey Tare

    #Singing #Repetitive

  • It's not so much a philosophy as much as it is a pace. We need to be personally involved with every aspect of the records including the artwork, we want everything to have a similar aesthetic.
    -- Avey Tare

    #Philosophy #Aesthetic

  • I just had a really crappy time in school and I spent a lot of time writing songs and not doing work. I started talking to Noah - Panda Bear - about recording a really solid album, spending a lot of time on it to get it to sound exactly the way we wanted it to.
    -- Avey Tare

    #Song #Writing #School

  • Sometimes I have the idea right away, like, "Oh, this is what this song's about. This is how I'm feeling."
    -- Avey Tare

    #Song #Ideas #Feelings

  • I definitely didn't have a lot of money. I had been fired from a record store. I was just trying to get by. I was on unemployment. I didn't have anything going full-time.
    -- Avey Tare

    #Trying #Unemployment #Records

  • Around the time I dropped out of college, I decided to start taking what I liked about short stories and apply it to writing songs - to make these things that would change and keep going.
    -- Avey Tare

    #Song #Writing #College

  • We're all living in different states and we all have different systems within those states. Even on the most basic personal level, it affects me.
    -- Avey Tare

    #Different #Levels #States

  • It's too bad music can't be like movies. For me, playing music and listening to music and creating music is very environmental. It creates a certain environment; it sets a specific mood.
    -- Avey Tare

    #Creating #Listening #Environmental

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