Entries in Deerhunter (24)

Tuesday
May072013

[News] Deerhunter Announce 2013 Tour

Deerhunter's experimental new album Monomania is out today, and fans can indulge in what the band calls "a very avant-garde rock & roll record." If you've been aching to see the band live, you're in luck. Following a summer of European festivals and a performance at New York's Governors Ball, Deerhunter will be touring across North America. Starting on August 23rd, the tour will take the band across the continent for a full month, giving eager fans plenty of chances to catch Bradford Cox's Connie Lungpin persona in the flesh. Check out their full schedule after the jump.

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Monday
Apr222013

[Album Stream] Deerhunter - 'Monomania'

Are you ready to listen to "a very avant-garde rock & roll record"? That's how Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox describes the band's new album Monomania, and they are offering up a stream two weeks before its release. Give the album a listen and let us know what you think. Check it out below or at NPR.org.

Monomania is out on May 7th.

Thursday
Apr042013

[Watch] Deerhunter Debuts "Monomania" on Fallon

Deerhunter returned in a  ̶b̶i̶g̶ creepy way this past Tuesday, performing the title track from their recently announced sixth album Monomania on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The song saw the band return with a brash, raucous sound, and the performance was in every way memorable. Most notable was lead singer Bradford Cox, who donned a black wig and mangled fingers. According to Pitchfork, this is part of his new persona, Connie Lungpin. Check out the performance below, along with a stream of the iTunes quality version of "Monomania".

Monomania is out on May 7th.

Friday
Mar222013

[News] Deerhunter Announces New Album, 'Monomania'

Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox spoke to Rolling Stone last month, confirming that the band was working on a new album. The follow-up to 2010's excellent Halcyon Digest now has an official title, Monomania, and a firm release date, May 7th, and is the result of lengthy recording sessions at Rare Book Room Studio in Brooklyn. The band "stockpiled upward of 250 potential songs for the new disc" but have wittled that down to twelve, which Cox describes as "a very avant-garde rock & roll record".

We've yet to hear anything from the new record but the band seems confident, citing The Ramones, Ricky Nelson, Pierre Schaeffer, Steve Reich, and Bo Diddley as major influences. For now, all we can mull over is the tracklist for Monomania, which you can check out below.

Monomania Tracklist:
01. Neon Junkyard
02. Leather Jacket II
03. The Missing
04. Pensacola
05. Dream Captain
06. Blue Agent
07. T.H.M.
08. Sleepwalking
09. Back To The Middle
10. Monomania
11. Nitebike
12. Punk (La Vie Antérieure)

Monday
Feb112013

[News] Deerhunter Recording New Album

Rolling Stone recently unveiled a behind the scenes look at Deerhunter's in-studio sessions, where the Atlanta band is hard at work on the follow-up to 2010's Halcyon Digest. Taking place at Rare Book Room Studio in Brooklyn, the outfit is working with producer Nicolas Vernhea during their late-night recordings.

According to RS, "[f]rontman Bradford Cox stockpiled upward of 250 potential songs for the new disc; so far he's whittled them down to a strong dozen, including the swaggering rocker "Dream Captain."" And, when speaking on the album as a whole, Cox says it is "a very avant-garde rock & roll record."

With Cox, guitarist Lockett Pundt, drummer Moses Archuleta, and new bassist Josh McKay stretching their recording sessions to 6am, their hard work and dedication will surely pay off.

Head over to Rolling Stone to check out their full gallery of in-studio photographs. More news on Deerhunter's yet-to-be-titled fifth album should arrive in the coming months.

Sunday
Aug192012

[News] Bradford Cox and Cole Alexander Revive Ghetto Cross Project

Four years ago, Bradford Cox (Atlas Sound, Deerhunter) and Cole Alexander (Black Lips) came together under the moniker Ghetto Cross, releasing a song titled "Dog Years". Since then, nothing else came of the collaboration, but, as Pitchfork reports, the pair are once again teaming up and reviving the Ghetto Cross project. To commemorate the reunion of the project, they've released a song titled "Still", which Cox explains "is about the relationship that develops between two young boys, one of whom is autistic and cannot talk, and the other who is an outcast and beaten by his emotionally manipulative father."

Cox and Alexander will release a full album later this fall, comprised of songs recorded by the two around the time Deerhunter released their 2009 album Rainwater Cassette Exchange.

Sunday
Feb052012

[Watch] Bradford Cox Covers Leonard Cohen’s “Seems So Long Ago, Nancy”

In celebration of the release of Leonard Cohen's newest LP Old Ideas, Columbia has put together a new video series "Old Ideas With New Friends" in which bands perform in-studio covers of Leonard Cohen songs. Following in the footsteps of Cults and Cold War Kids, Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox took to the studio to perform a cover of Cohen's "Seems So Long Ago, Nancy," which you can watch above.

Thursday
Feb022012

[Listen] Deerhunter - "Curve"

A new Deerhunter track has appeared online via Pitchfork that appears on a compilation that was organised by Blonde Redhaead to benefit Japan. The track is an instrumental number titled "Curve" and appears on the aforementioned compilation, We Are the Works in Progress.