“Halcyon Digest” – DEERHUNTER
Halcyon Digest, the fourth studio album from Atlanta’s Deerhunter, is out now via 4AD / Remote Control.
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 testament to this.
Recorded in their native Georgia, Halcyon Digest took just a few weeks to piece together in June 2010. The recording sessions took place at Chase Park Transduction in Athens with Ben H. Allen helping to co-produce the album. Final track, ‘He Would Have Laughed’, was recorded separately by Bradford Cox at Notown Sound in Marietta, and is dedicated to musician Jay Reatard who sadly passed away earlier this year. Deerhunter collaborated with the Memphis musician in 2008 to release a split 7” where they covered each other’s songs.
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 deerhuntertheband.blogspot.com. With every release, Deerhunterwiden their sphere of influence and continue to impress.
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