This weekend I had the pleasure of listening to the new Deerhunter album Halcyon Digest. I also had the oppurtunity to sit in on a live chat with Bradford Cox and Lockett Pundt. I am a dork and took notes so here’s what I jotted down.
First of all, I had two questions of mine answered. The first of which was “What is in your Netflix queue? (as Bradford kept jokingly referring to his average day being full of boredom and Netflix movies).
- Brian Eno: 14 video Paintings
- House of Yes
- Ladies and Gentlemen (Canadian Leonard Cohen Documentary)
- Salesmen (by the makers of Grey Gardens)
My second question was “What is your favorite Neil Young Album?” He said On the Beach. The following bullet points are the scattered notes I took, because I am an obsessive music nerd.
- “Revival” is a higher pitch becuase the guitar is tuned to “Nashville tuning”. Fleetwood Mac used this on their album Tusk.
- The photograph on the cover of Halcyon digest was taken by George Mitchell in 1982 at the Starlight Lounge on New Years Eve. That was when Bradford Cox was born. If that wasn’t enough, the Starlight Lounge eventually closed down and became a sign shop, Bradford worked in this building when he was younger.
- Lockett Pundt skateboards with his brothers.
- Bradford’s favorite Stereolab album is Cobra & Phases Play Voltage In The Milky Night (which I totally agree with).
- The first tape he bought was Stereolab’s Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements mainly because Beck recommended it.
- Bradford recommends reading Thomas Wolfe’s Look Foreward Angel
- New recommended bands: Red Crayola & Lower Dens
- If he could curate the All Tommorow’s Parties festival he’d choose (among others): Storm & Stress, Quickspace, The B52’s, Stereolab, Panda Bear, Shellac, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Liars.
- Deerhunter tries to book only all ages shows.
Hope you enjoyed the fun facts. Also: Halcyon Digest is nothing short of AMAZING. So go find it and download it now, but please support the artist and invest in some vinyl!