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Deerhunter played House of Vans (pics, setlist), say new LP is done, out this year

Deerhunter played House of Vans on Saturday, which was the penultimate show for the venue (which is closing at the end of the month). The show opened with two songs from Microcastle/Weird Era Cont, which celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sunday (8/19), but a good chunk of the set was new material. Bradford told the crowd that they had just finished their new album, which they made with Cate Le Bon, at 6:30 AM that morning and that it would be out this year. House of Vans also got “Revival,” Lockett Pundt’s great “Desire Lines,” and the show wrapped up with “Snakeskin.” Selist and videos from the show are below.

The openers were handpicked by Deerhunter and made for a diverse evening. Circuit Des Yeux‘s set was intense, thanks mostly to Haley Fohr’s powerhouse, melodramatic vocal style that, with a string-heavy backing, brought to mind acts like Scott Walker and Diamanda Galas. (I liked CdY much better live than on record.) Opening the night was genre-defying group Standing on the Corner (who I missed). Pictures from the whole night are in the gallery above.

The final House of Vans show is this Friday (8/24) with Interpol, Gang Gang Dance and Honduras which had a (now closed) lottery for tickets.

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SETLIST: Deerhunter @ House of Vans
Cover Me (Slowly)
What Happens To People
Death In Midsummer
Desire Lines
No One’s Sleeping
Take Care
He Would Have Laughed


photos by Jonathan Mehring and Laura June Kirsch

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