Published Aug 17, 2007Atlanta, GAs Deerhunter have already given us a strong contender for the years best album with Cryptograms, and then followed that up immediately with the equally as impressive Fluorescent Grey EP. Theyve also blown our minds with their bizarre yet hypnotic performances, where front-man Bradford Cox decks himself out in some provocative frocks and spins a web of maniacal lucidity while his band-mates build a wall of serene noise with their pedals. In case you havent been paying full attention though, the band have launched a series of interesting and interactive initiatives on their blog: deerhuntertheband.blogspot.com. The obvious attraction is all of the free MP3s they give away, be it as Deerhunter, Atlas Sound (Coxs solo project), guitarist Lockett Pundt under his own name or mix-tapes. While theyve been posting tracks on a regular basis, most of which are no longer available due to exceeded bandwith on the file-sharing host sites, most interesting of all is Cox and Pundts recent ambition to pump out cover tunes on a regular basis. So far theyve tackled classics like Neil Youngs "Only Love Can Break Your Heart, forgotten alt-rock gems like the Amps "Bragging Party, and songs so new they can almost call it their own like Liars "Pure UnEvil - all in the same vein of blissfully sludgy psych Deerhunter fashion. Aside from the music, theres a whole other universe to discover on Deerhunters blog that includes everything from suicide songs, reports of being mugged, a detailed list of their influences, nude photos and journals describing their bowel movements. Party!
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