Published Nov 19, 2007After a breakthrough year that has found them produce not only the year's finest album, Cryptograms (okay, that's this writer's personal opinion), but also the equally stellar Fluorescent Grey EP, and tour the world over a couple times with their deranged live show, Atlanta, GA's Deerhunter have announced they will go on hiatus after their December 8 show in Barcelona, Spain at the Primavera Club.
On the band's blog deerhuntertheband.blogspot.com/, front-man Bradford Cox made the following announcement:
"So we have one show left tomorrow night in Leipzig, Germany. Then we drive through the night to Prague where we fly home from early in the morning. This tour has been really insane. We met a lot of amazing people and finally got to play the UK, making our debut at the forum even. We are totally grateful for the opportunity to play everywhere we did. When we started this band years ago we never imagined playing outside of Atlanta, so this has all been like a hallucination. We are all exhausted now and ready to be home. I would like to announce that the show we are playing at Primavera in Barcelona (I hope to god i spelled that right) will be our last for quite some time. It will also be the last time we are ever playing the Cryptograms set we have been playing for the last two years. After that the band are going on hiatus. We all need some time to organize our lives. Thanks to everyone who has helped us out. This has been a crazy year that I will always remember.
P.S. we will still post stuff on here but probably not just as regularly and you can pretty much rest assured it will be solo stuff and not deerhunter, so if you are one of those people who are like, "why doesn't bradford start his own blog", delete your bookmark. deerhunter is sleeping now."
No doubt this will free up some time for Cox to begin promoting his forthcoming album under the Atlas Sound moniker. Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel is set for release through Kranky on February 19.
Deerhunter "Lake Somerset"