Entries tagged with: Deerhunter
photos by Lori Baily
Many predicted that Deerhunter would get Pitchfork's #1 album of 2008, but in fact they gave it to Fleet Foxes. Bradford Cox should still be happy with both Deerhunter at #5 and Atlas Sound at #26 though. Speaking of Bradford Cox, he blogged this...
Just got of the phone with Brian Weitz [Geologist of Animal Collective]. This was sent out via the bands email earlier this morning:Previously there was whole Web Sheriff / Grizzly Bear thing. It was also announed that the album is coming out early on vinyl. It better be good!
"it has come to my attention that 2 full length tracks off of our upcoming album, merriweather post pavilion have surfaced online. david, noah, and I please ask that someone assist us and leak all of the remaining tracks on the album.
the album is intended to be heard as a whole, and nothing bothers us more than individual tracks leaking and ruining the the overall album experience
Total Bullshit. Someone actually had the nerve to hack into their e-mail account and send this out. The truth is that AC do not want their album to leak and are trying very hard to avoid the drama around said album that has risen to a fever pitch.
I am not trying to involve myself in AC's business, I am just voicing my own independent opinion.
Back in the 90's when I was first starting to make 4-track tapes I had a game where I would make a fake version of an album I was anticipating. If Pavement's Brighten the Corners were coming out soon, I had to wait till release day to hear it. I would record a set of songs that I would want the Pavement album to sound like. Some of those songs ended up becoming Atlas Sound and Deerhunter songs years later.
My advice to those who are so desperate for AC's album to leak is to pick up instruments and make your own version of what you would want it to sound like. Respect the BANDS wishes and wait till release day. Then you can compare your new songs with theirs. Who knows. Maybe your album will be the one people are wanting to leak next year. -Bradford
The pictures in this post were taken at the Stereogum Gummy Awards at Music Hall of Williamsburg earlier this month. More of them below...
Midnight Juggernauts' Top 10 albums of 2008
1. Gang Gang Dance, Saint Dymphna (The Social Registry)I like their list a lot. It's via Filter.
2. Sebastian Tellier, Sexuality (Record Makers)
3. Deerhunter, Microcastle/Weird Era Cont. (Kranky)
4. Squarepusher, Just a Souvenir (Warp)
5. Lindstrom, Where You Go I Go Too (Smalltown Supersound)
6. Portishead, Third (Mercury)
7. The Do, A Mouthful (Wagram)
8. Metronomy, Nights Out (Because)
9. Late of the Pier, Black Fantasy Channel (EMI)
10. School of Seven Bells, Alpinisms (Full Time Hobby)
Sebastien Tellier plays Le Poisson Rouge in NYC TONIGHT, Thursday December 11th. School of Seven Bells are at Mercury Lounge on Monday.
Check out the video for "On My Shoulders" by The Do below...
photos by Lori Baily
The occasion is the 2008 Stereogum Gummy Awards which has gone from being a simple online contest to a simple online contest with its own show. Voting for "Best Album", "Best Live Act", and other categories like "Best Music Blog" (hint) is going on now. The polls close December 2nd which is six days before this show.
Deerhunter last played the same Brooklyn venue on November 7th. While they were in town (with Times New Viking), they also played a show at Bowery Ballroom one day later - November 8th (exactly one month earlier than the Gummy date). Lori took pictures at that show, but we never posted them (until now). More pictures and all tour dates below...
photos by Gabi Porter
"A deer hunter from the Twin Cities got lost Sunday in the Beltrami State Forest in Roseau County, but was quickly found, according to the Roseau County Sheriff's Office.True story.
The man, from New Brighton, Minn., a Twin Cities suburb, called 911 about 12:44 p.m. Sunday saying he had been lost for about two hours." [Grand Forks Herald, North Dakota]
The Deerhunter & Times New Viking tour hit Brooklyn on Friday night (11/7). We had a real review planned, but the dog ate it, so how was the show??? Gabi said Deerhunter just keeps getting better and better. Lori approved equally of the show at Bowery Ballroom the next day. More Brooklyn pictures, opener Knyfe Hyts included, below...
today in NYC
* Cordero @ BAM Cafe
* John Doe @ Zankel Hall
* Joe Jackson @ Manhattan Center
* The Dwarves, Sister Anne @ Europa
* Smashing Pumpkins @ United Palace Theatre
* Dredg, Telescreen & Judgement Day @ Highline Ballroom
* The Girls, Invisible Hand, & The Nice Jenkins @ Pianos
* Drive By Truckers & The Hold Steady @ Terminal 5
* Health, Videohippos & Angel Deradoorian @ Knitting Factory
* Holly Golightly & The Broke-Offs @ Mercury Lounge
* Deerhunter, Times New Viking & Knyfe Hyts @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Neckbeard Telecaster, Mia Riddle, Andrew Thompson @ The Bell House
* C. Spencer Yeh, Carlos Giffoni, Thurston Moore, Zeena Parkins @ Glasslands
Joni Mitchell was born today in 1943.
Deer Tick plays Southpaw tomorrow.
Fun Fun Fun Fest happens in Austin this weekend.
Kaki King @ SXSW 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
The Hold Steady and Drive by Truckers play their second of two shows together at Terminal 5 in NYC tonight (11/7), and two more big indie rock pairings are rolling into town to play their own doubleheaders this weekend. Deerhunter, Times New Viking play Music Hall of Williamsburg (with Knyfe Hyts) and Bowery Ballroom (with Vivian Girls) on Friday and Saturday. The Mountain Goats and Kaki King are at Music Hall of Williamsburg and Webster Hall on Satuday and Sunday.
Also this weekend: Conor Oberst at Terminal 5 (Saturday and Sunday), and the show I'm presenting, Deer Tick at Southpaw on Saturday. I have one pair of Deer Tick tickets to giveaway. If you want them...
by Klaus Kinski
When it rains it pours, and by golly there's a freakin' monsoon happening over at good ole' Chunklet right now. Where to begin.... Well, first off, Chunklet's milestone 20th Issue is done, printed, and on a pallet bound for Chunklet HQ any second now. It's been three years in the making, but this sucker looks well worth the wait. Readers are greeted by another amazing cover designed by Chris Bilheimer who's done the last 9 covers and who, incidentally, is REM's art director. Inside?
.... it promises to be the most brutal issue yet. Featuring interviews with Paul F. Tompkins, Zach Galifianakis, Jon Glaser and Sublime Frequencies. There are also features involving Whirlyball with Arcade Fire, The Shins, Queens of the Stone Age, Black Lips, Deerhunter, Death Cab for Cutie, Mogwai and countless others. Features also on music journalists, drug appreciation, good guys/bad bands and the usual array of Chunklet insanity (or inanity depending on your outlook).And not only is Issue #20 about to hit the streets, but so is a Chunklet limited edition 7" that is sure to become a classic. For Side A, Zach Galifianakis joined up with comedian AD Miles, record producer Jon Brion and Fiona Apple to record the ultra-danceable track "Up In Them Guts". Side B features a studio version of the classic Scharpling and Wurster anthem "Rock'n'Roll Dreams'll Come Through" performed by Ted Leo and The Pharmacists. You can get this bad boy as a picture disc, yellow vinyl, or black vinyl and is only available if you purchase something else from the Chunklet store.
You can hear the original, classic Scharpling and Wurster WFMU version on the CD New Hope for the Ape-Eared. A while back Ted Leo did his own version of this tune on the Tom's show. You can hear that version, set to fan made animation, below. This is also not the first time Fiona and Zach have worked together.
Speaking of Ted Leo, did you know that Ted Leo and the Pharmacists put out a downloadable 4-song EP via Touch and Go Records for charity? It's true. The EP costs $4 and all proceeds go to Democracy Now and Minneapolis Food Not Bombs. Ted has a pretty long and engaging explanation about why he did this and you can read that here.
I am also happy to report that Chunklet is celebrating its 15 Year Anniversary! And what better way to celebrate the life and times of this most iconic music and comedy rag than with some supremely ballsy shows at the 40 Watt in Athens, GA. On October 10th Chunklet has lined up Deerhunter, Twin Tigers, Gentleman Jesse & His Men with comedian Brent Weinbach (TIX). Then on October 11th thrill to the majesty of Mastodon, Brian Posehn, It's Casual, and Brent Weinbach (TIX). That Posehn/Mastodon/Weinbach show is like a dream. I am jealous. That should be a national tour.
And last, but absolutely positively not least, I am thrilled to report that The Rock Bible IS AVAILABLE. Penned by Chunklet founder, DJ, promoter, record producer, tour manager, booking agent, cool dude Henry Owings this 144 page masterpiece is basically a rulebook full of dos and don'ts for musicians, wannabe musicians, and rock fans of all ages. And if there's one person I trust to write a book of this nature, it's Henry. Get it on the cheap here and here.
More pictures of this stuff and video below...
photos by Ryan Muir
Just in time for the Olof/Sam/Kria show in a church tonight (Sept 16), here are the pictures from last week's (le) poisson rouge show that Deerhunter also played (if you count it all as one show with a late intermission) (Sept 9). More below...
photos by Ryan Muir, words by Nick Masi
Last night was a special night of music at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC (September 9). Unfortunately I missed the early show where Skuli Sverrisson and Olof Arnalds each performed a full album and were joined by guests such as Nico Muhly and Laurie Anderson whose husband Deerhunter's Bradford Cox later said he just missed meeting (and getting an autograph from) in the back room.
Deerhunter hit the stage around 11:20. Bradford immediately began chatting with the crowd and seemed to be in great spirits. The music started and the sound was a little off, but they seemed to fix it by the second or third song (though people standing near the front later told me the sound was messed up the entire show). One thing with Deerhunter is that when they are played at a high volume, they sound that much stronger and last night was LOUD. I even caught a few people with fingers in their ears, which is always a good sign. The setlist was very accessible and full of crowd pleasers. They played a lot of older material ("Fluorescent Grey," Spring Hall Convert," "Strange Lights," "Hazel St."), a few from Microcastle ("Agoraphobia", "Saved By Old Times" and I think "Never Stops") and "Operation" off of the recently leaked and soon to be released Weird Era Cont. They started the encore with a hilarious, yet well done death metal version of what sounded like Jay Reatard's "Always Wanting More," introducing the segment as a "unique opportunity to hear material off their new album." The show seemed a little short, clocking in at little over an hour, but I didn't leave disappointed. Actually, I left thinking it was one of the best Deerhunter shows I have seen yet.
More pictures below...
"Over the weekend, Cox, doing what he's done countless times before, gave away free music on his blog, this time in the form of a "Virtual 7-inch" that contained two Atlas Sound songs. The only problem was that this time, when fans attempted to download the tunes, they somehow ended up also downloading the entire contents of Cox's MediaFire account (he had accidentally left it unlocked) -- which included demos, song sketches, two fully completed albums and a whole bunch of photos of his friends and family.The "Monday" that James (not your average blogger) refers to was two days ago. On Tuesday (yesterday), this happened:
Naturally, when that material began to make their way around file-sharing sites, Cox reacted much in the same way anyone would: He sort of lost it, posting (and then deleting) a series of messages on his blog that ran the gamut from denial to anger to bargaining and finally, at around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, acceptance. Basically, he rifled through the entire grieving process in a little more than 12 hours. Could he have taken a step back, perhaps counted to 100, or physically separated his fingers from the keyboard? Yes. Did he? No. And maybe neither would you or I, for that matter.
Of course, on Monday, when I wrote about the entire incident on MTV's Newsroom blog, I wasn't considering any of that. I basically recapped the entire event in a condescending tone, put words in Cox's mouth (the whole "Blames You" headline), and did not bother attempting to contact him for further comment or clarification. I was irresponsible and one-sided. In other words, I covered the whole thing the way your average blogger would...." [says MTV's James Montgomery]
"Today, more than two months before its physical release, Deerhunter's third LP Microcastle has made its way to the iTunes Music Store. The disc is still due in physical form October 28 via Kranky in North America and October 27 on 4AD in the rest of the world, but it remains an iTunes digital exclusive until then. [Pitchfork]BUT more importantly, even more Deerhunter tour dates were announced in addition to the recent last minute Mercury Lounge show and in addition to the upcoming tour with Times New Viking that includes two more NYC shows. The new (to this site at least) NYC date is September 9th at Le Poisson Rouge. That's less than three weeks away. Tickets are on sale I think. All dates below...
Andrew Bird tickets also went on sale today.
Check the free show calendar for FREE SHOWS.
Deerhunter @ McCarren Pool (more by Leia Jospe)
Deerhunter scheduled a last minute show at Mercury Lounge in NYC TONIGHT (August 8) @ 1am. The set times for the whole show are:
10pm - The Silent League$10 at the door. Deerhunter were supposed to play in MA tonight. Deerhunter's next NYC shows will be at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg.
11pm - Elk City
12am - Audio Fiction
1am - Deerhunter
More shows happening tonight are listed HERE.
NIN @ Lollapalooza (more by Zach Dilgard)
We regret to announce that due to illness, the Worcester show originally scheduled for Friday, August 8th at the DCU Center has been rescheduled for November 9th. The band is sincerely sorry for the last minute announcement, but unfortunately Trent's recurring throat ailment has left him unable to perform.Deerhunter was supposed to open tonight again. Last night NIN & Deerhunter played Mohegan Sun Arena in CT. NIN's next scheduled show is in Baltimore
All tickets purchased for the August 8th concert will be honored on the new date. For those unable to attend the rescheduled date of November 9th, a refund will be available at original point of purchase.
Note from Trent:
Hey everyone -
Just want to personally say how sorry I am to have to do this. I never take postponing a show lightly and if there were any possible way I could pull this off I would. This is a very frustrating and maddening situation for me and I appreciate your understanding. I'll make it up to you.
Deerhunter @ McCarren Pool (more by Leia Jospe)
half of the photos by Leia Jospe
I was all ready to see the Black Lips when I heard the band begin. That's when I noticed Bradford Cox on the stage and realized that it was Deerhunter playing, and that Black Lips were going to be the headliner of the day. Maybe Black Lips are bigger now, maybe it was because the Black Lips had just come in from Lollapalooza, or maybe it was just good planning on their part. The higher energy Black Lips set was a much more fitting end of the McCarren Pool day. Deerhunter could have even played before King Khan & The Shrines for that reason.
Anyway, I thought that listening to/watching Deerhunter was going to be a semi-boring way to stand out in the sun on a Sunday afternoon, but my mood changed a few songs in. At that point I really got into it and wasn't really thinking about my surroundings anymore. Moving closer and closer helped. That way it got louder and louder. They played a new song that "hasn't even leaked yet" and there was a guest appearance by Cole of the Black Lips (who also plays with Bradford as Ghetto Cross), and various onstage cameos by King Khan. The guests really helped the energy too.
King Khan (a true ham) then ended up creating the most (unfortunately) memorable part of the show. Right as Deerhunter were playing their final notes - right after Bradford and gang were making their dramtic-guiars-pushed-against-the-amps-and-over-our-heads-and-we-all-fall-down exit, King Khan pulls down his pants and slowly meanders across the stage with a flower stuck in his crack for all to see and photograph and photograph.... More pics (NSFW, NSFLUNCH, NSATALLREALLY) below...
photos by Leia Jospe
In a way, Sunday's free King Khan & the Shrines / Deerhunter (they didn't headline) / Black Lips show was also a King Khan show in three parts. Part one was the very entertaining performance by King Khan & The Shrines. Part two was King Khan on stage with Deerhunter whose final notes were overshadowed by King Khan's bare ass with a flower stuck in it. Part three was King Khan on stage with Black Lips which included a one-song guest appearance by The King Khan & BBQ Show (who are playing Santos Monday night) and a grand finale with the entire Atlanta crew on stage throwing toilet paper, ripping apart pillows and just generally being silly. The photos in this most are basically limited to act one...
Atlas Sound @ South Street Seaport - July 25, 2008 (by Tear-n Tan)
One might not think South Street Seaport's outdoor Mall food court vibe would be the best place to see an Atlas Sound show. Truth is Bradford Cox's loopy lo-fi psych-pop is probably better suited for a black light lite basement, or on headphones in your bedroom high on Nyquil. However, somehow, Bradford was able to translate the warmth of Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel for a crowd of screwed up kids, post-work partiers, middle aged couples, khaki clad tourists, and, yep, a few hipsters. [Chocolate Bobka]Bradford then played a set of songs with Avey Tare of Animal Collective at Bowery Ballroom the next night (July 26, 2008). They called themselves Harmony Club. I don't have a picture of that, but I do have one of Bradford & Geologist on stage together at this summer's Primavera Sound festival:
Bradford Cox & Geologist @ Primavera Sound 2008 (Kate Pedatella)
Bradford's next NYC show is this Sunday, August 3rd at McCarren Pool. He'll be a member of Deerhunter at that show. King Khan & The Shrines and Black Lips (and Sic Alps?? and/or Tall Firs??) are also on that bill. Atlas Sound's next NYC show is October 2nd at Irving Plaza with Stereolab who Atlas Sound are also playing a bunch of other shows with. Exact dates, and a Seaport video, below...
Bradford Cox & King Khan @ P4K Fest - July 20, 2008 (dde)
Stars Like Fleas and "Harmony Club (Featuring Bradford Cox of Deerhunter + Other Special Guests)" are listed as the openers for the Gang Gang Dance happening at Bowery Ballroom on Saturday. A fake name to allow Atlas Sound to play a second show while they're in town to play South Street Seaport? Tickets are still on sale (thx anon).
And speaking of that Seaport Show, Crystal Stilts have taken El Guincho's place. That's this Friday, July 25th @ 7pm, and it's free.
And speaking of Gang Gang Dance, they'll be helping out the Boredoms with some drumming on August 8th.
by Nick Masi
Jay Reatard's limited edition, 7" extravaganza just got more interesting. Making it likely more difficult to get a 7" this time around, the fourth part of six in the series finds Jay joining forces with none other than Deerhunter. Not only that, but they did covers of each other's songs. Jay covered Deerhunter's "Fluorescent Grey," while Deerhunter did Jay's "Oh, It's Such A Shame" (which was previously available on Bradford's blog as an Atlas Sound cover). The split 7" will be released on July 22 and Matador will release all of the 7"s as an LP in the fall. If you haven't been keeping up with the releases thus far, this is what it looks like:
--- A / BThe artwork for the first three releases has been great and the newest one continues that trend. No, it doesn't have a silkscreen print on the b-side like the "Always Wanting More" 7"...
#1, See/Saw / Screaming Hand -- April 8
#2, Painted Shut / An Ugly Death -- May 20
#3, Always Wanting More / You Mean Nothing To Me -- June 24
#4, Flourescent Grey (Jay Reatard) / Oh, It's Such A Shame (Deerhunter) -- July 22
Bradford @ The Rare Book Room
Future and Microcastle (2007-present)You might just have the leak. If not, you can hear some of the new songs streaming at Deerhunter's official MySpace.
Deerhunter made an appearance on Living Bridge, a compilation put together by Rare Book Room Records. The song that appeared on the compilation was entitled "After Class" and was recorded in the same place where they attempted to record their second album, the Rare Book Room studios. It was released in February 2008.
The quartet's third album, slated to come out in 2008, will be titled Microcastle. One of the songs from the record, whose title has been confirmed as "Twilight at Carbon Lake", has been described by Cox as "doo-wop, 50s/early 60s, Everly Brothers". Microcastle leaked on the internet May 31, 2008.
The band added guitarist Whitney Petty, a former cheerleader and high school friend of Cox's, to replace the departing Mee in May 2008. [Deerhunter Wikipedia]
You might have heard the songs live when Deerhunter played them at Market Hotel. You can hear the songs live next time Deerhunter plays them at one of the following shows....
as a thank you to our fans for your continued support, we are giving away the new nine inch nails album one hundred percent free, exclusively via nin.com.Unlike the last surprise album ("Ghosts I-IV"), you don't even have the option of paying for this one.
the music is available in a variety of formats including high-quality MP3, FLAC or M4A lossless at CD quality and even higher-than-CD quality 24/96 WAVE. your link will include all options - all free. all downloads include a PDF with artwork and credits.
for those of you interested in physical products, fear not. we plan to make a version of this release available on CD and vinyl in july. details coming soon.
White Williams, Crystal Castles, Deerhunter, A Place to Bury Strangers and Does It Offend You, Yeah? are the bands that will be opening various upcoming NIN shows. NJ gets Does It Offend You, Yeah? which actually does kind of offend me given the choices. The NJ presale starts Wednesday. Regular sale begins Saturday. All dates with openers and presale info, below....
This Saturday, April 19th, Other Music is excited to be taking part in Record Store Day along with hundreds of other independently owned music shops across the country. Throughout the day we'll be selling limited vinyl singles and EPs (exclusive to shops participating in Record Store Day) from the likes of Vampire Weekend, the Breeders, Stephen Malkmus and Built to Spill, along with give aways, prizes, and 10% off of everything in the shop for the entire day. Also, various members from great bands will be stopping by to spin their favorite tunes throughout the afternoon. We hope that you can come by the shop and celebrate the day with us, and for those of you not in New York City, please make sure to visit your favorite local record store and show them your support!Regina Spektor is playing Sound Fix on Record Store Day. Read what Regina had to say about it below....
DJ SET SCHEDULE:
TAPES 'N TAPES - 12:30 to 2PM
BLACK KEYS - 2 to 3PM
DEAD MEADOW - 3 to 4PM
GRIZZLY BEAR & DEERHUNTER - 4 to 5PM
INTERPOL - 5PM
Thursday April 17th, 2008
Get Weird: Fakey and Hex Message
Part of Get Weird
$8 Members, $10 General Admission
April's very special Get Weird welcomes two newly formed musical acts, both featuring gurus of the downtown art and music worlds.
Fakey is a power trio combining the musical stylings of Joe Williams of White Williams (electro dance jams for the people), Moses Archuleta of Deerhunter (ATL ambient punk), and Matthew Papich of Ecstatic Sunshine (good time guitars).
Hex Message takes listeners on a journey of sonic experimentation and positive juju, featuring Dan Hougland (of Excepter) on keyboards, gallerist Pascal Spengemann (of Taxter and Spengemann) on drums, Abigail Portner (of Rings) on keyboards, and artist Andrew Kuo on guitar.
Get Weird is a monthly series of performances featuring experimental and freaky jams. Expect anything from dusted-off salsa to psychedelic harmonies, performed by unknown legends and young-gun mavericks. Get Weird takes place on the third Thursday of each month. [the New Museum in NYC]
Deerhunter @ Market Hotel, Brooklyn, NY - April 11, 2008 (A Year of Hyperliving)
Deerhunter opened their set Friday night with a cover of Pylon's "Cool". Video below...