This Week: Guitarist Lockett Pundt of Deerhunter steps out of the shadow as Atlas Sound; Brooklyn’s Bear In Heaven bring a pulsing second release with I Love You, It’s Cool; The 60’s indebted scuz-rock of White Fence; Nick Zammuto of The Book’s solo project; Gerard Love of Teenage Fanclub’s lush Electric Cables.
It’s getting to be that time of year where we look back at 2011’s trends and decide which ones we liked and which we didn’t. One musical trend that can’t be ignored is the saxophone – it showed up everywhere. Lisa Simpson would be thrilled.
eMusic has put together a free, 29-song sampler with artists playing at this weekend’s Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. Fleet Foxes, Battles, Toro Y Moi, Neko Case, Deerhunter, OFF!, Yuck, Shabazz Palaces and more show up.
Stream new albums from Bon Iver and The Vaccines, a live performance from Deerhunter, and demos from Stars.
Weekend! It’s almost here, and just in time, international DJ and current Miami resident Mike Sike (aka “The Spaniard”) put together this mix for your chilling pleasure. 70+ minutes of mixed up mellowness featuring Ulrich Schnauss, The Radio Dept., Boards Of Canada, The Verve, and Deerhunter.
Halcyon Dream was my favorite album of 2010, but they band doesn’t seem to care so much about making videos. Luckily they do care about touring. Here is painfully thin Bradford Cox (he has Marfan Syndrome) and crew who dropped by Letterman the other day.
With 2010 drawing to close, people are starting to talk about candidates for Album of the Year and Deerhunter’s Halycon Digest tops a lot of lists. Here’s the music video for Helicopter.
All of my friends are talking about Deerhunter’s new album, Halycon Digest. I couldn’t find a music video of Desire Lines, but did track down this live clip. If you haven’t picked up the album yet, do yourself a favor and be the one in the know.