Deerhunter

Deerhunter are a band from Atlanta GA, comprised on Bradford Cox, Lockett Pundt, Moses Archuleta, and Josh McKay.

How do you describe an album out of time, concerned with the disappearance of culture, of humanity, of nature, of logic and emotion? Why make this album in an era when attention spans have been reduced to next to nothing, and the tactile grains of making music have been further reduced to algorithms and projected playlist placement. Why wake up in the morning? Why hasn’t everything already disappeared?

Deerhunter’s eighth LP forgets the questions and makes up unrelated answers. It gets up, walks around, it records itself in several strategic geographic points across North America. It comes home, restructures itself and goes back to bed to avoid the bad news. From the opening harpsichord and piano figures of ‘Death in Midsummer’, it is impossible to tell where the record came from. Is ‘No One’s Sleeping’ an outtake of an aborted Kinks recording session in 1977 Berlin with Eno producing? No. That is nostalgia. If there is one thing Deerhunter are making clear it is that they have exhausted themselves with that toxic concept.

What they spend their time doing instead is reinventing their approach to microphones, the drum kit, the harpsichord, the electromechanical and synthetic sounds of keyboards. Whatever guitars are left are pure chrome, plugged straight into the mixing desk with no amplifier or vintage warmth. The result is as thrilling, haunting, and unpredictable as anything in their roughly 15-year career.

Deerhunter have made a science fiction album about the present. Is it needed right now? Is it relevant? Perhaps only to a small audience. DADA was a reaction to the horrors of war. Punk was a reaction to the slow and vacant 70’s. Hip Hop was a liberated musical culture that challenged the notions presented wholesale about the African-American experience. What is popular music today a reaction to?

Past Shows


Jul
8
th
2019
Fine Line
Jul
8
th
2019
Fine Line

Deerhunter

with Moon Diagrams and DJ Jake Rudh
Oct
20
th
2016
Mainroom
Oct
20
th
2016
Mainroom

Deerhunter

with Aldous Harding and Jock Gang
Dec
14
th
2015
Mainroom
Dec
14
th
2015
Mainroom

Deerhunter

with Atlas Sound
Sep
9
th
2013
Fine Line
Sep
9
th
2013
Fine Line

Deerhunter

with Marnie Stern
Oct
23
rd
2010
Fine Line
Oct
23
rd
2010
Fine Line

Deerhunter

with Real Estate and Casino Vs Japan
Apr
3
rd
2010
Mainroom
Apr
3
rd
2010
Mainroom

Spoon

with Deerhunter and Micachu & The Shapes
Apr
2
nd
2010
Mainroom
Apr
2
nd
2010
Mainroom

Spoon

with Deerhunter and Micachu & The Shapes

More Shows

Oct
29
th
Turf Club

Skalloween ft. Space Monkey Mafia, The Prizefighters, Runaway Ricochet, Courtesy of Tim, and Goodbye Mordecai

Nov
14
th
7th St Entry

Victor Internet

with Ariel & The Culture and Estereomance
Nov
12
th
Turf Club

Maggie Rose

Nov
15
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Collie Buddz