Mood Board: Avey Tare’s 7s

Introducing a new monthly column, exclusively in our newsletter.

Mood Board is a new monthly column where artists share with us a few things that inspired their new record. To kick the series off, we’re giving you a sneak peek at the first installment — from Animal Collective‘s Avey Tare, who put together a collage of some swampy influences on his new solo record 7s (out now on Domino).

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— Annie Fell, Editor-in-chief, Talkhouse Music

1. The Highway Men

A group of painters in Florida in the ‘50s and ‘60s. These images come from Gary Monroe’s book The Highway Men.

Al Black

Al Black

James Gibson

Alfred Hair

Mary Ann Carroll


2. Swamp Thing

Taken from the Saga of the Swamp Thing, Books 1-6.


3. Rainbow Swamp Phenomenon

These photos are mine and were taken in North Carolina.

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