Deerhunter, one of the world’s most consistent and prolific bands will return in just 6 weeks with a new album entitled Monomania. The album is coming out through 4AD on May 7th.
The band have been hard at work on the album in Brooklyn in January and February of this year, following the winding down of the latest cycles of side-project work from Lockett Pundt with Lotus Plaza and Bradford Cox with Atlas Sound.
The band are now seemingly rush-releasing the album as they are evidently excited about it, and so should we be. Some early chatter about the record came through Cole of the Black Lips’ twitter who said that Deerhunter were making “the most punk record of the past 30 years. Prepare to be alienated.”
The press release for Monomania is typically mysterious and quirky, so we’ve just copied the whole thing below for you to decipher. Some of it is obvious, like the playing credits and track list, but we’d sure like to know what “Mystery disc of NOCTURNAL GARAGE. rat tapes / NEW FORMAT” is all about! The album cover is beneath.
Mystery disc of NOCTURNAL GARAGE. rat tapes / NEW FORMAT
is avant garde(?) but only in context not form (original intent of avant garde (1912-59) / before logic: FOG MACHINE / LEATHER / NEON
RECORDED VIA MULTIPLE 8TRAX into MCI MIXING DESK by Bradford Cox and Nicolas Vernhes in Brooklyn, Borough of New York JAN-FEB 2013
5th Long playing Album from American (GA) Rock Group Deerhunter Resistant to HISTORICAL / FUTURIST SNARES (1959 _)
THE MUSIC GROUP: formed 2001, AMENDED JAN. 2013
Bradford Cox: Vocals, Rat Tapes, Fog Machine, Electric and Acustic Guitars, Treatments, Percussions, Melody Bass on Final Track, Microphone Placement, Typesetting.
Lockett James Pund IV: Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Vocals on ‘The Missing’, Synthesizer, Percussions, Laser Focus, Neons.
Moses Archuleta: The Drumset, Videos, Percussions, Decorations.
Frankie Broyles: Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Steel Guitar on ‘Pensacola’
Josh Mckay: The Electric Bass, Wurlitzer, Transistor Organ.
Leather Jacket II
Back To The Middle
Punk (La Vie Antérieure)