Deerhunter have released another track from their forthcoming new album Fading Frontier (out October 16th on 4AD).
In a first for Deerhunter, both Bradford Cox and Lockett Pundt share vocals on “Breakin”, one of the most unabashed pop songs the band has ever produced and a return to their dream-like sound. … Read the rest
The starting cymbal shimmer reminds me of Ride’s “Like A Daydream”, and then shapeshifts into the percussive funk of “Snakeskin”, the first track to be taken from Deerhunter’s new album Fading Frontier, set for release on 16th October on 4AD.
Stolen from 4AD’s press release, they speaking of Fading Frontier shifting away from the “death-rattle garage catharsis of Monomonia, towards something strikingly balanced, focused on melody and texture. The songs are brighter; if not in content, then in the album’s production. Starkness plays against clutter in what is the band’s most complex yet accessible work to date.”
It was Spacemen 3 that coined the phrase “taking drugs to make music to take drugs to”, and given that everybody these days seems to be onsomething, Atlanta, GA’s Deerhunter, appear to have taken that statement to heart, albeit in a more functional, prescribed way. To completely understand the disassociated environment that Deerhunter’s music exists in, it would be interesting to find out what sustains them. A musical pharmacopeia Halcyon Digest isn’t, but the fact that ‘Halcion’ is drug prescribed to treat anxiety and insomnia hasn’t gone entirely unnoticed either.
Microcastle staked its place as one of the great albums of the decade, one that effortlessly summed up what Deerhunter were — a collision of Pavement’s laconic lo-fi flutters and My Bloody Valentine’s expressways to your skull, all fed by Cox’s recurring themes of paranoia and nostalgia. … Read the rest