Our album of the week (24th September 2010)
‘Halcyon Digest’ is the fourth studio album from
Atlanta’s Deerhunter, released by 4AD.
The quartet of Bradford Cox, Lockett Pundt,
Joshua Fauver and Moses Archuleta have
established themselves as one of the most
innovative and important bands to emerge from
the US in recent years and ‘Halcyon Digest’ is sure
to bolster this newfound status of theirs.
Deerhunter are renowned for their prolificacy; in
the two years since signing to 4AD, the group has
released a double album (‘Microcastle’ and ‘Weird
Era Cont.’) and a five-track EP (‘Rainwater
Cassette Exchange’) as well as numerous unofficial
tracks that appear on a regular basis – albeit only
for a short duration – on the band’s blog.
Furthermore, the band’s own solo projects
(Bradford’s Atlas Sound moniker and Lockett’s
Lotus Plaza) have released albums at a similar
With every release, Deerhunter widen their sphere
of influence and critically they continue to impress.
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