They were on Jimmy Fallon in the US last night. Did anyone see it? Apparently it was kinda crazy.
AMAZING. 2 minutes of garagey rock into 3 minutes of constant acceleration. Woah.
that is going to destroy live, no doubt.
I fucking love Deerhunter.
already maybe one of my favourite tv performances by a band i like. it gets so weird, must have been a fairly polarising experience for the majority of the audience
and you just know how much of a total bad-ass Bradford must've felt during the last minute or so.
Although the cynic in me thinks the end must have been set up, rather than rock and roll spontaneity. But I like the song, and the persona he's going for.
bradford cox going back and apologising to the woman who's drink he snatched, downed and crushed, if it wasn't already pre-planned.
After how they've hyped it up I was hoping for something rawer, sounds a bit desperate. Still good though just hoped for complete reinvention. End riffs a bit MBV Only Tommorow lite.
the album's no bigger a departure than their other albums are from each other. It kind of sounds like Dylan, gone punk, gone a bit, er, Deerhunter. It's good, though.
And it's much grittier than anything from the albums before it. as far as I can recall.
more tuneful, definitely, but not out of the ballpark considering Cox dislikes TIUF so much
so I am more than happy with them going back to their roots.
Very happy about that, since I think Deerhunter are better when they embrace melody, and is rawer than Halcyon Digest, which was all very... pleasant.
cringeworthy bradford theatrics
business as usual then
I saw a photo of his perfectly good hand before he went on then he performs with a bleeding bandaged stump...
The man is a god, everything they've done is brilliant.
Black Lips+cox ?@TheBlackLips 9h
If your wondering why Bradford doesn't play guitar in deerhunter anymore our about to find out.
cant wait for them to tear through it at Primavera
Apparently his dad had an accident with a tablesaw and lost 2 fingers earlier in the week. I guess the bandage was a sort of tribute.
I was a bit worried at the beginning, but then it turns into one of those classic repetitive melodies which are just so damn cool.
Damn cool track.
But i've listened to this three times and dont remember it.
Which is disappointing as I love most of their stuff.
Not blown away but its solid. Looking forward to the album, might be the second indie album worth listening to for the year alongside Hookworms which is a few up on the last few years. Things are looking up.
consumed by their earnestness as usual
"So it was a tribute to my father, who would also hate The Smiths if he ever heard them"
"Hey, Morrissey, me love you long time."
So much joy with which he seems to bring everything back to Morrissey.
Can't see what a little-known indie band who are just about to release an album would have to gain from slagging the singer of a huge, critically-acclaimed band who've sold millions of records.
"Give me numbers"
*Spends entire interview talking about Morrissey*
who read it and became upset
...but that performance smacked of effort. still, it was fun.
excited for the album. Still never seen them live, and I'm starting to get the impression that this year would be a *really* good time to do so.
is spot on about The Ramones, you know, but I probably wouldn't have written a letter about it. Different Strokes and all that...
Whatever you think about the song, for me it's okay if terribly produced, they look pretty ridiculous and not at all provocative like he imagines they do. Also this constant emphasis on how mentally unstable he is comes across a bit try hard 6th former.
Fluorescent Grey and Cryptograms are two of my favourite records but personally think it's been diminishing returns for a while now in the Deerhunter guise. This whole sub-Horrors schtick makes me even less interested.
Last Atlas Sound record was great mind.
Where do you get this idea from that he thinks they're being provocative. I've never come across this idea of them as a band.
Personally I think the tv performance was great and is nothing but a bit of fun. I don't read any grand statements into it.
For some reason it always makes me think of Bowie's Dirty Boys. Monomania also suits it, but I keep forgetting how it goes, except for the ending of course.