Deerhunter Releases “Halycon Digest”

10/13/2010


Bradford Cox returns to Deerhunter, after his solo-work as Atlas Sound, to create what I’m told is another gem with Haylcon Digest (released September 28th). Cox stated about the album title:

“The album’s title is a reference to a collection of fond memories and even invented ones, like my friendship with Ricky Wilson or the fact that I live in an abandoned Victorian autoharp factory. The way that we write and rewrite and edit our memories to be a digest version of what we want to remember, and how that’s kind of sad.”

“Helicopter” is the first single from the album. The track bubbles lightly, but has a dark undertone that literally seems to percolate, all of which seems to reinforce the album title’s meaning. Here is the remix by Diplo & Lunice, and the original track. Are you fans of Deerhunter–what are your thoughts?

Deerhunter: “Helicopter” (Diplo & Lunice Remix)

[audio: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11598506/Deerhunter%20Helicopter%20%28Diplo%20%26%20Lunice%20mix%29.mp3]

Deerhunter: “Helicopter”
[audio: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11598506/Deerhunter%20Helicopter.mp3]

Tracklisting

  1. “Earthquake” – 5:00
  2. “Don’t Cry” – 2:49
  3. “Revival” – 2:13
  4. “Sailing” – 5:00
  5. “Memory Boy” – 2:09
  6. “Desire Lines” – 6:44
  7. “Basement Scene” – 3:41
  8. “Helicopter” – 4:58
  9. “Fountain Stairs” – 2:38
  10. “Coronado” – 3:19
  11. “He Would Have Laughed” – 7:29
  12. “Rhythm” – 2:56 (*)
  13. “Colorscale” – 5:10 (*)