New Music Releases – Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest (4AD)
New Music Releases – Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest (4AD)

New Music Releases – Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest (4AD)

Fourth studio album from Atlanta “ambient punk” quartet. The album came out on Sep. 28th on 4AD.

Halcyon Digest is Deerhunter’s fourth album and their first to be released on 4AD worldwide. The album was recorded in at Chase Park Transduction Studios in Deerhunter’s hometown of Athens, GA with the band self-producing and Ben Allen enlisted to mix it (he also worked on Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavillion). – Amazon

To get the promotional wheels turning, the band’s concocted an “interactive Xerox art project,” aka they want you to join their Street Team. As far as the aesthetic and concept, Cox remembers “being fascinated with the ephemera of 70’s – 80’s artrock in record stores like Wuxtry in Athens where I hung out as a kid or Wax ‘N Facts in Atlanta.” He continues:
You’d see a photocopied faded B-52’s flyer next to a poster for Lou Reed or XTC. It was like an artpunk scrapbook on those walls. It made my head spin. Who are these people? Who are the fucking Residents with these weird-ass eyeball faces?

He, in turn, put together the above flyer with old-fashioned scissors and glue. Hardcore fans can now print it, photocopy it, hang it up around their town, take a photo, and send the results to The photos the band receives will be posted at the new site, where you can currently look at some black and white images while listening to loops. Additional instructions:

Fans are asked to include the city where the photo was taken in the email. People participating are asked to respect local laws regarding the posting of flyers, and to ask permission before posting them on private property. – Stereogum


01 Earthquake
02 Don’t Cry
03 Revival
04 Sailing
05 Memory Boy
06 Desire Lines
07 Basement Scene
08 Helicopter
09 Fountain Stairs
10 Coronado
11 He Would Have Laughed

Stream the entire album via Guardian

MP3: Revival | Primitive 3D

Further Info: Halcyon Digest | 4AD | MySpace

Reviews: The A.V. Club | Boston Phoenix | Glorious Noise | PopMatters | Tiny Mix Tapes | Wired

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