Deerhunter

Deerhunter @ 9:30 Club - 12/5/15

Deerhunter @ 9:30 Club - 12/5/15

Deerhunter, who released their seventh studio album, Fading Frontier in October, exists somewhere on the border between indie pop and noise rock. Without compromising their sound, the Atlanta, GA quartet has steadily grown in popularity. On Saturday night they brought the new album to the 9:30 Club, this time for a sold out show.

Bradford Cox opened the night with his solo project, Atlas Sound, appearing on stage barely disguised with a half-face mask, sunglasses, and a baseball cap. His 40-minute set fluctuated between soundscapes and songs, as he moved back and forth between several different synthesizers and his guitar, layering sounds and effects to create a wall of noise that filled the club.


BEST OF 2013: Madelyn's Picks

BEST OF 2013: Madelyn's Picks

10. Rhye - Woman

Here's hoping Rhye's Woman is what everyone buys their significant other for Valentine's Day next year because, man, does it hit you right in the feels. Milosh releasing a solo album in the latter half of this year could unfortunately signal that Rhye has already come and gone. If that is the case, at least the enigmatic duo left the music world with an instantly classic album of heartfelt, honest love songs.


Best of 2013 (So Far): Andrew's Picks

10. Deerhunter – Monomania

When not in various side projects, the members that make the Atlanta five-piece write under the prolific name Deerhunter. With that said, Bradford Cox and his group have recorded a true garage rock classic that would make T. Rex proud. Standouts like “T.H.M.” and “Monomania” show the band leaning back toward the gritty feel of Cryptograms as apposed to their dreamy previous piece, Halcyon Digest.

9. Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus

The London duo have produced quite the aggressive album for the 2013 summer.  With everything from retro-gaming synths (Prince’s Prize) to chainsaw-house beats by way of Portishead (The Red Wing), Fuck Buttons have made another contribution to the electronic world after a stint of producing for the London Olympics.

8. Wild Nothing - Empty Estate EP

Jack Tatum has always referenced his love for 80’s dream pop but no album has come as close to that scene as Empty Estate. Tatum has stated that this EP finds him experimenting with new sounds (or at least new to him) and rightfully so. “A Dancing Shell” is the first time you’ll hear a sax in a Tatum-penned song.


Best Of 2013 So Far: Madelyn's Picks

10. Cayucas - Bigfoot

Still searching for the best soundtrack to your summer? Bigfoot is it. From happy-go-lucky opening track “Cayucos” to eponymous album closer “Bigfoot,” Cayucas present eight catchy, summery tunes sure to make your next vacation playlist. And hey, they might put you in such a good mood that you’ll forget about the sweltering heat!

9. Rhye - Woman

Three months after its release, Woman's sensual, eargasm-inducing first track "Open" still blows me away upon each listen. "Open," along with about four other tracks, including "The Fall" and "3 Days," serve as the album's highlights while the remainder are forgettable. Yet, Woman is such a short album that it is easy to listen to on repeat before realizing you have been doing so for hours. With the seductiveness of Woman and their mysteriousness, Rhye have made an impression on the music world, but only time will tell if they stick around long enough to do it again with a second release.

8. Savages - Silence Yourself

This is not yet an album to which I can sing along word-for-word (as tends to be the case with my favorites), but Savages’ debut is almost too in-your-face and harsh for that. Savages are more about the statement they are making through their music and live performances. Between writing manifestos and mandating no phone usage at shows, the ladies of Savages are sure to calculate the band’s each and every move. One thing’s for certain – their abrasiveness has taken the music world by storm and provided a necessary, refreshing realness.


Episode 25: Can't Keep A Good Whitesnake Down


In which the gang contemplates being old enough to rent a car, the place of artifice in rawk, Kevin reveals more music that needs to GTFO his lawn, Paul officially reveals his hatred of fun, and the timelessness of Whitesnake is explored to it's fullest. PLUS!!! We review new music from Deer Hunter, Har Mar Superstar, Mikal Cronin and Savages' highly anticpated debut!

EPISODE 25: Can't Keep A Good Whitesnake Down






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