This first taste of Bradford’s new album is exploring sounds I’ve really come to enjoy recently. It’s minimal and mellow acoustic approach showed up on Halcyon Digest in “Sailing” as well as his (clearly Neil Young influenced) explorations on Bedroom Databank Vol. 3. I’ve praised his prolific output and talent before and can’t wait to hear what he’s been working on.
Stereolab are still on hiatus, but they’re coming out with a new album anyway. The record, Not Music, was recorded during the same sessions as 2008’s Chemical Chords and features 13 songs, including an Atlas Sound remix of the previously released “Neon Beanbag”. It’s out November 16 on CD, MP3, and vinyl via Drag City and the band’s own Duophonic UHF Disks imprint. The cover is above and the tracklist is below.
Everybody’s Weird Except Me
So Is Cardboard Clouds
Two Finger Symphony
Pop Molecules (Molecular Pop 2)
Neon Beanbag (Atlas Sound Mix)
I hate how behind I am with some music news. However, whenever I hear about an album coming out for a band I really like which won’t be released for months I often forget. Here’s a more timely reminder for the normal ones out there.
New Deerhunter, baby! Alright well I think this is ‘Revival’- there should be a B-side floating around out there somewhere too. I will have a look. From the upcoming album Halcyon Digest This is a nice song, Pitchfork describes it as ‘shimmery’ and I can’t think of a better descriptor-it’s already made me decide to listen to Deerhunter all day. They are way up there on my non-existent list of most favoritest things of all.
I love the direction this band is going in. After their last EP, Rainwater Cassette Exchange, and Bradford Cox’s stunning second album, Logos, as Atlas Sound I’m definitely seeing a sunnier sound to their sound. Go to their website here to download this single as well as the b-side “Primitive 3D”. The b-side is totally using some surf sounding guitars and I totally love it as well as the piano part at the end.
Indie idol Bradford Cox and his Deerhunter buddies return with their fourth LP, dubbed Halcyon Digest, on September 28 via 4AD. The crew is promoting it in a throwback-DIY style by urging fans to download the above poster at their new website, print it out, photocopy it, and tape it to their favorite lamp post and/or bathroom stall and/or anywhere else.
Devotees who take a picture of their street team’s handiwork and send it to email@example.com will be rewarded with an e-mail linking to the album’s first single as well as a non-album cut in a couple weeks. Who says the internet can’t lead to tangible goodness? Click here for more info.
Atlas Sound did a Cemetery Gates session over at Pitchfork and it’s just awesome! The last two songs (“Walkabout” & “Please Come Home”) did it for me. It’s amazing what Bradford can do alone on the stage. Plus, the dreamy/eerie visuals fit it perfectly.