Friday, October 31, 2008

happy halloween!

Bradford Cox is giving the first hundred or so people at the Deerhunter show tonight a free cassette of a John Peel pretend/tribute session he recorded last month.

Go to the Atlas Sound blog to download some Halloween tunes!

Also, don’t forget to listen to/buy Deerhunter’s double-album Microcastle/Weird Era Cont. During an Atlas Sound show in Toronto back in July, Bradford mentioned that even though Microcastle has been finished for months, it wouldn’t be out till late October because he wanted to release it around Halloween time. In a way, Microcastle is (way) less ambient and experimental compared to Cryptograms. Don’t get me wrong, there is still a good dose of Cryptogrmas-like goodness in songs like "Calvary Scars" and "Twilight At Carbon Lake"; however, for the most parts, it is full of incredible old-school indie pop influenced songs! For example, "Nothing Ever Happened", the first single off the new record, reminds me so much of Guided By Voices; it is hands down one of the best songs of the year! On the other hand, Weird Era Cont. is more like Cryptogrmas as it features a more drone-ambient approach. At this point, I am not sure which one I like more, Microcastle or Weird Era Cont.; but one thing that I am sure of is that they combine for one unforgettable release!

Microcastle [wicked-cool song]

Weird Era Cont.
Vox Humana [wicked-cool song]
VHS Dream [wicked-cool song] are some bonus downloads:
Jay Reatard/Deerhunter Split 7"
Oh It's Such a Shame (Jay Reatard cover)

Nothing Ever Happened 7"
Little Kids (Demo) [wicked-cool song]
***all files expire in 7 days or until bandwidth reaches its limit

visit Deerhunter's MySpace here
buy Microcastle/Weird Era Cont. here

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