Deerhunter with Crystal Stilts

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From Atlanta, Georgia, the origins of Deerhunter can be traced back to when frontman Bradford Cox first met guitarist Lockett Pundt at high school. Years later Bradford met Moses Archuleta and started jamming together. Other contributors to Deerhunter since its establishment in 2001 include Josh Fauver, Colin Mee and Whitney Petty. The current incarnation consists of Cox, Pundt and Archuleta plus bassist Josh Mckay and guitarist Frankie Broyles.

Deerhunter’s first album was a lo-fi experiment not initially intended for the wider world, but appeared in 2005 on a local Atlanta label, Stickfigure. Although officially untitled, it has since become known as Turn It Up, Faggot; a phrase that doesn’t actually appear on the sleeve but is an insult that Cox claimed was often thrown at the band during their early gigs. Their next album, Cryptograms (2006), was generally considered to be their real debut and as such things started to get serious for the band. They had moved to fêted Chicago indie, Kranky (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Low, Stars Of The Lid), and the world outside was starting to pay attention.

Then in mid-2008, Deerhunter and Kranky signed a deal with 4AD, allowing them to finally release music outside the US and the band’s next move was to prove epic in more than just musical terms.?? Recorded over the course of a week at the Rare Book Studios in Brooklyn, NY, the Can and Wire-inspired Microcastle (2008) was to propel them to further heights. However, the album leaked four months before release, leading the band back to the studio to record Weird Era Cont., an album in its own right added as a bonus disc to make Microcastle a 25-track colossus. Not content with such prolificacy, the band announced a new five track EP, Rainwater Cassette Exchange, in 2009 and that its release would coincide with the band’s extensive European, Japanese and Australian tour in May and June.??

Displaying few signs of slowing down, Halcyon Digest, the band’s fourth studio album was released in September 2010. Remaining in their native Georgia to piece together the album, Halcyon Digest took just a few weeks to complete. The recording sessions took place at Chase Park Transduction in Athens with Ben H. Allen helping to co-produce the album, while final track, ‘He Would Have Laughed’, was recorded separately by Bradford Cox at NOTOWN SOUND in Marietta. To announce the release, the band fully embraced the DIY mindset of their New Wave heroes from the 70’s and 80’s with a Cox-designed, cut-and-paste Xeroxed flyer. It’s with these kind of approaches that Deerhunter continue to widen their sphere of influence and impress with each subsequent release.

After a brief hiatus, during which time Bradford Cox and Lockett Pundt released their own albums as Atlas Sound and Lotus Plaza respectively, a new Deerhunter line-up (with additions of bassist Josh Mckay and guitarist Frankie Broyles) reconvened in January 2013 at Rare Book Studio in Brooklyn, New York. Produced by Nicholas Vernhes and Bradford Cox and recorded in the dead of night, Deerhunter’s new longplayer Monomania will be released in May. Monomania finds the group recalling its scrappy punk aesthetic; a perfect nocturnal garage rock album full of the layered and hazy vintage guitar sounds that define them.

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  • Stephen A.

    We are at 930. Towards front of stage, to the left, neat food window.

    September 21, 2013

  • Stephen A.

    I'm at the Brixton in a blue shirt with black jeans.

    September 21, 2013

    • Mark D.

      just got here

      September 21, 2013

  • Stephen A.

    I'm looking forward to tomorrow night's show. Let's meet up around 7pm at the Brixton for some drinks and perhaps a bite to eat. It's located on 901 U St NW very close to the 9:30 club. Then, we can head over around 8pm to catch Crystal Stilts.

    September 20, 2013

  • Veronica M.

    I don't think this is sold out but in case someone is trying to sell a ticket let me know.

    September 21, 2013

  • Puuj

    I bought a ticket to this really early, and then ended up getting FreeFest tickets for the same day. If you'd like a Deer Hunter ticket, I'd be happy to sell it to a fellow fan for $15.

    August 22, 2013

    • Ameena

      Hi. Do you still have the ticket by chance? I got a ticket to FreeFest as well, but doubt I'll be able to make that.

      September 19, 2013

  • Veronica M.

    Love crystal stilts! I'll do my best to make it though I'll probably be going alone. I hope I can meet some of you there! :)

    September 19, 2013

  • Lena

    If none of those dudes are available, I can help host. LOVE Deerhunter, though I'm a newbie to this group...

    September 18, 2013

  • dave

    If possible, could one (or more) of you host this event? If not, no worries.. I'll ask around to see if someone else here would like to volunteer.

    September 18, 2013

    • Stephen A.

      I just made myself the event host. Meetup details will be sent to all who RSVP yes on the day before or day of concert.

      September 18, 2013

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