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    Deerhunter/Atlas Sound/Lotus Plaza

    As a stalwart fan of both Bradford Cox and Lockett Pundt, I am again interested to see the level of interest in all related music of theirs on this board. I believe Parallax was amazing, and Lotus Plaza is supposedly recording right now.



    And to think I got into Deerhunter through the Lights In The Sky Tour Sampler...

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    Deerhunter is all kinds of awesome and I like their additional side projects.

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    Lotus Plaza is supposedly recording right now.
    So glad to hear this. I thought the first Lotus Plaza album was extremely underrated. A lot of people seemed to think it was kind of average, but I found myself going back to it many, many times. It's not very innovative or anything, but I just I really like the youthful, nostalgic vibe that it has.

    This might be my favorite Deerhunter-related song.


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    Regarding The Floodlight Collective, I know what you mean. Initially, I couldn't really get into the whole thing, but I soon came around only this year. Ah! And totally agreed on "A Threaded Needle"!, though this song has racked up a tad more plays by me:



    It wasn't online, so I had no choice but to put it up myself.

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    I might have to give Lotus Plaza another chance, can't say I was impressed on my first and only listen a few years back.

    Parallax is great though, I don't like it more than LTBLTWCS, but it beats Logos (although that was a good album too). Did you guys see the live performance of the title track on pitchfork.tv? That was breathtaking.

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    That Creator's Project performance is the only Bradford Cox-related performance I've missed in the NYC area in two years, ha. The title track is pretty cool, but I'm in love with so many other tracks on the record, which beats both Logos AND Let The Blind....

    After the two upcoming NY Atlas Sound shows, I'll have seen DH/AS live thirteen times so far
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    I personally hated Let the Blind... because it struck me and as just a bunch of aimless laptop noodlings. Logos seemed like a strong step forward, albeit a little fragmented and inconsistent. But Parallex is fucking solid. I need to listen to it some more. He's gone from being an unremarkable bedroom producer to a really great songwriter.

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    Wow, I wish I could see DH again soon, but I guess I'll have to travel somewhere to do that; they rarely come to Sweden. They really are amazing live, even if the Bradford was in a really bad mood when I saw them back in 09.

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    East coast Lotus Plaza tour. Apparently new album will be a paraphrased Einstein quote, Spooky Action at a Distance.

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    Halcyon Digest is just solid. Thank the heavens, a Deerhunter record hits me proper.
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    Hehe I'll be at ATP in the UK this year -- Deerhunter will be curating the second weekend and performing three albums in full. Amazing.

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    They're working on a new record for this year, which is awesome but it looks like Josh Fauver left the band.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pi...130208/0684827

    Kind of depressing, he always had such a cool stage presence about him. I saw them at the Pitchfork Music Festival in 2011 and a cigarette was dangling from his mouth almost the entire set. That bass line on "Nothing Ever Happened" is amazing.

    Either way, I can't wait for another record...I loved Digest.

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    Frankie Broyles is in Deerhunter! Frankie is the younger brother of my brother's best friend. So excited about this since BALKANS was awesome and he was doing work with Atlas Sound. Couldn't happen to a better dude.

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    YES!! Maybe now Deerhunter will FINALLY fucking come perform in Kansas City. Been waiting years to see them, and I literally don't think that they've EVER come here.

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    That's the cover of the new record Monomania and here's the tracklist..
    01 Neon Junkyard
    02 Leather Jacket II
    03 The Missing
    04 Pensacola
    05 Dream Captain
    06 Blue Agent
    07 T.H.M.
    08 Sleepwalking
    09 Back to the Middle
    10 Monomania
    11 Nitebike
    12 Punk (La Vie Anté:rieure)

    Record comes out May 7th, get pumped!

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    Oh yeah!!! New Deerhunter!!! I'm going to miss Josh. I spent part of the show trying to tell him his shoe was untied when I saw them a few years ago.

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    Awesome! Deerhunter is grwat. Especially love Weird Era and Cryptograms, as well as their weird early stuff showcased on Carve Your Initials into the Walls. Atlas Sounds is great too. Let the Blind and Logos are really good albums. I was less convinced by Parallax. Seems like Deerhunter-lite, minus all the cool experimental elements.

    Gave the Lotus Plaza albums a recent spin. Solid stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xmd 5a View Post
    I was less convinced by Parallax. Seems like Deerhunter-lite, minus all the cool experimental elements.
    Yeah, I had the same feeling. I could tell I liked it, but it felt like it was trying to go for a Halcyon Digest II....which in itself is kind of impossible because of how well put together HD is.

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    Strange, because I feel that Cox's fringe singer/songwriter persona was best executed on Parallax compared to other AS records. Monomania will kill. I saw the band at MoMA in Brooklyn last month performing "Dream Captain" (?) and it was intense.

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    Excited for this. Halcyon Digest has become one of my all time favorite records. In my opinion it's the best blend of their atmospheric dreaminess with their pop melodies and heavy lyrics. The production is just ace. So many good tracks on that thing, Earthquake (when he does that soft breath in the background near the midway point, i get chills), Don't Cry, Sailing, Desire Lines, Helicopter, Coronado, He Would Have Laughed and that's not even counting for the singles Revival/Memory Boy. damn, i love that album.

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    Deerhunter were in top form on Jimmy Fallon tonight. New title track is available on iTunes.

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    FUCK! This is good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid Charlemagne View Post


    FUCK! This is good!

    Pretty damn awesome track. Sounds somewhat like something that could've come off the debut...

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    Did anyone else see the Fallon performance? Good god, if that's not the most punk thing we'll see all year, than I don't know what is. This track is UNBELIEVABLE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardp View Post
    Did anyone else see the Fallon performance? Good god, if that's not the most punk thing we'll see all year, than I don't know what is. This track is UNBELIEVABLE.
    Yeah, the performance was awesome, the missing fingers, the elevator, the distortion. So badass. Watching the performance, then seeing that the song was released was a good way to end my day yesterday.

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    I watched it last night. Man, they were great. Bradford was amazing. The performance itself will definitely be one of the great moments in Jimmy Fallon. I really hope to see them again live.

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    monomonomania,
    monomonomania,

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    ....we have leakage.

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    Can't say I'm impressed by this. And I've lived everything they've put out.

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    Posted from DH board:

    First listen through Monomania, I felt like I was enjoying sounds and bits more than the whole songs. After going back again and checking out those specific parts that I liked, they blended into full passages. This record is great. I still need to digest it more. The comparisons to TIUF are only apt because of Brad's vocal effects and the title track, in my opinion. They're trying to make compact statements within each track as opposed to an overarching album scheme (this is supported by a recent interview).

    The first half functions as consecutive garage rock punches and the second half flows beautifully. Damn, the more I write about it and listen to different sections, the more that I love it.

    Initial favorites: "Neon Junkyard", "The Missing", "Sleepwalking", **"Back To The Middle" (has a classic Strokes feel in the best way). Hm, also "Dream Captain"

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