One Of Only Four UK Headline Shows
WEDNESDAY 5TH MAY 2010
plus special guest support
The Cockpit, Leeds
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From Atlanta, Georgia, Deerhunter are a band who soon should need no introduction.
Their genesis can be traced back to when Bradford Cox first met guitarist Lockett Pundt at high school. Over the years, drummer Moses Archuleta, bassist Josh Fauver and guitarist Colin Mee (now replaced by Whitney Petty) were all recruited and the band realised.
Their first album - a lo-fi, just-for-fun debut – appeared in 2005 on a local Atlanta label, Stickfigure, and although being untitled, it has since also become known as Turn It Up, Faggot; a phrase that doesn't actually appear on the sleeve but is an insult that Cox claimed was often thrown at the band during their early gigs.
With their next album (some argue their first proper), Cryptograms (2006), things started to get serious for the band. They had moved to fêted Chicago indie, Kranky (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Low, Stars Of The Lid), and the world outside was starting to take serious notice of them.
In mid-2008, Deerhunter and Kranky signed a deal with 4AD (The Breeders, Cocteau Twins, Pixies, TV On The Radio), to allow them to finally release music outside the US and the band's next move was to prove epic in more than just musical terms.
Recorded over the course of a week at the Rare Book Studios in Brooklyn, NY, the Can and Wire-inspired Microcastle (2008) was to propel them to further heights. However, the album leaked four months before release (to rapturous praise) and that led to the band returning to the studio to record Weird Era Cont., an album in its own right, that was added as a bonus disc to make Microcastle a 25-track colossus.
In 2009, they announced a new EP, Rainwater Cassette Exchange, and that it’s release would coincide with the band’s extensive European, Japanese and Australian tour in May and June.
In between Deerhunter duties, the band also have other musical projects and they include Bradford’s Atlas Sound and Lockett’s Lotus Plaza solo work. Add to that, the almost endless number of free tracks and demos out there and this band’s talent and prolificacy becomes undisputable.