Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Good News, Bad News from Deerhunter




















One of our favorite bands of the year has had a busy week.

The Bad News: Bradford Cox announced on the band's blog that they were taking a "hiatus" from touring. This is definitely bad news if you have yet to see these guys perform. Incredible. Thankfully, as P4k notes, this "appears to be more of a Patrick Wolf hiatus than a Sleater-Kinney hiatus." Sigh. Why did you have to go and bring up S-K just when the wounds were starting to heal?

The Good News: You may not be able to catch the guys live anytime soon, but you can visit Daytrotter and hear new material from their forthcoming LP, rumored to be titled Microcastles. The session consists of new tracks "Dr. Glass," "Activa," and "Calvary Scars," as well as a gauzy, dialed down version of Crytograms' "Heatherwood." Listen to the session here, and feel all tingly inside.

3 comments:

The Moon said...

Ummm... the Daytrotter site says the second song is "Dr. Glass" off Cryptograms? not "Glass Candy"?

Femme Fatale said...

Noted. Must still have Ida No on the brain...

P.S. "Dr. Glass" is actually off their upcoming album (an original version appeared on the Florescent Grey EP).

SonicRyan said...

The news doesn't surprise me. It seemed like there was some turmoil when that one guitar player left (and rejoined?), and plus there's Bradford's Atlas Sound project. Also, Deerhunter have toured like crazy for Cryptograms, they probably just need a break.