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tickley feather’s tasty new album

130809_tickleyfeatherSnack on Hors D’oeuvres from October

With last year’s self-titled debut, Animal Collective associate Tickley Feather (real name Annie Sachs) proved herself to be one strange cookie. Our reviewer described it as “very much akin to falling through a wormhole, Malkovich style, into the mind of a confused psychopathic four year old” [full review], so it’s with due care that we turn our ears now to the follow-up, Hors D’oeuvres. She’s still using her trusty 4-track recorder, but that’s where the similarities end. The music here is less like something that might feature in a modern art gallery; still experimental, just somewhat more accessible. Less moody too.

For Hors D’oeuvres, Annie relocated from Philadelphia back to her home state of Virginia where she and her young son Aiden, who provided much of the preciousness of Tickley Feather, set up home and ‘studio’ in a run-down farmhouse in the Shenandoah woods. (Presumably that’s him on the album cover below.) As the bio goes, it’s here that Annie developed these more direct, more joyful works that exude her “Southern Gothic meets Existential Hillbilly vibe”. Hors D’oeuvres is released through Paw Tracks on October 19th.


Hors d’oeuvres
01 Muscles
02 Sure Relaxing
03 Don’t Call, Marylin
04 Buzzy
05 Trashy Boys
06 Not A Drum
07 Roses Of Romance
08 Fly Like An Eagle
09 Club Rhythm 96 & Cell Phone
10 Tickley Plays Guitar

Annie will be back in the UK and Ireland for a few dates this November. Catch her at the following venues:

16.11.09 Venue TBC, Glasgow
18.11.09 Whelans, Dublin
20.11.09 Buffalo Bar, Cardiff

Alan Pedder


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[…] Annie Sachs, a.k.a. Tickley Feather a.k.a. Animal Collective’s BFF 4 Life. The Feather recently described her forthcoming Hors D’oeuvres as an attempt to embrace her “Southern Gothic meets […]

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