Deerhunter just put out the first single called ‘Snakeskin’ off their upcoming record, Fading Frontier, which will be released on October 16th. According to the 4AD press release, Fading Frontier shifts “towards something strikingly balanced, focused on melody and texture. The songs are brighter; if not in content, then in the album’s production. Starkness plays against clutter in what is the band’s most complex yet accessible work to date.” ‘Snakeskin’ is the first example of what we can expect off Fading Frontier and it sounds very different from Deerhunter’s last record, Monomania. It’s full of groove, confidence and sex appeal. If this is the first taste of what Fading Frontier has in store for us, it could shake out to be one of the releases this year.
Listen to ’Snakeskin’…
More about Fading Frontier via 4ad.com…
The record was made by founding members Bradford Cox, Lockett Pundt, Moses Archuleta, and bassist Josh McKay. Written in their hometown of Atlanta, GA, production duties were shared by the band and Ben H. Allen III, continuing a collaboration that began with 2010’s Halcyon Digest.
Fading Frontier shows that a decade in, Deerhunter has lost none of its intensity. As the group matures, so they have grown into the most consistent purveyors of art-rock of their generation.
Upcoming Tour Dates…
10-29 Paris, France – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
10-30 Brighton, England – All Saints Church
10-31 Liverpool, England – Liverpool Music Week
11-01 Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory D
11-03 Glasgow, Scotland – SWG3
11-04 Leeds, England – Brudenell
11-06 Manchester, England – Gorilla
11-07 London, England – Shepherds Bush Empire
11-09 Tourcoing, France – La Mix
11-10 Reims, France – La Cartonerrie
11-11 Nimes, France – Paloma
11-12 Milan, Italy – Magnolia
11-13 Bologna Italy – Bronson
11-14 Geneva, Switzerland – L’usine
11-15 Zurich, Switzerland – Rote Fabrik
11-16 Heidelberg, Germany – Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof
11-18 Berlin, Germany – Lido
11-19 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
11-21 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique Orangerie
11-22 Utrecht, The Netherlands – Le Guess Who Festival
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