Published Feb 08, 2013It's been over two years since Deerhunter delivered Halcyon Digest, but the band are now tracking their follow-up at Brooklyn's Rare Book Room Studio.
A profile in Rolling Stone confirms that the Atlanta act are currently at work with producer Nicolas Vernhes. While we learned last summer that band leader Bradford Cox was whipping up a bunch of "weird" songs, it appears as if the prolific songwriter has outdone himself, as the band sifted through a reported 250 tracks and whittled them down to a "strong dozen" selections.
While sound samples have unsurprisingly yet to arrive, the band's Lockett Pundt noted that new tune "Dream Captain" "sounds like Royal Trux," while Cox said that he and Pundt spent a lot of time before the sessions listening to the Ramones, Ricky Nelson, Pierre Schaeffer, Steve Reich and Bo Diddley.
"It's a nocturnal garage record," Cox said of the in-progress recording. "I'll tell you this. It's a very avant-garde rock'n'roll record."
The LP, which has yet to earn a title or a due date, also sees a shift in the lineup and acts as the introduction to new bassist Josh McKay.
In addition, the piece reveals that Deerhunter will soon be dropping an album trailer, which will find the band dressed in shawls and scarves Cox picked up on a shopping trip between takes.