Deerhunter share ‘Breaker’ from Fading Frontier, out October 16th

It’s been a little over two years since we were taken on an unpredictable journey filled with the highs and lows of Monomania, Deerhunter’s brilliant “avant-garde rock & roll record.” Recently the group released the garage-funk driven “Snakeskin,” the first single from Fading Frontier, Deerhunter’s seventh studio album (Oct 16th via 4AD). As a followup to Monomania, the songs appear to be brighter where starkness plays against clutter in what is said to be the bands, most complex yet accessible work to date.

Deerhunter_-_Fading_Frontier_album_artworkWith more focus on rhythm, the albums second single, “Breaker”, Bradford Cox (Atlas Sound) and Lockett Pundt (Lotus Plaza) find themselves sharing vocal’s for the first time, illustrated in the video above (directed by Cox). With matching harmonies, that seem to fit perfectly together, contrasting the simple bass line and psychedelic/dream-pop sounding rhythm section you have to wonder why it took so long for this duet to happen.

In a time where music often tends to sound the same as bands come and go, Deerhunter once again shine through with a willingness to experiment as they mature, making them a timeless act. As quoted in a press release, “Fading Frontier shows that a decade in, Deerhunter has lost none of its intensity. As the Group Matures, so they have grown into the most consistent purveyors of art-rock of their generation.”

Overall, “Snakeskin” (video below) and “Breaker” shed some light on what we can expect to hear from Deerhunter on Fading Frontier, which is shaping up to be one of 2015’s must-hear albums.


Atlas Sound (Bradford Cox) is scheduled to open for some of the upcoming tour – yes, Bradford will be opening for himself. Tour dates and other info can be found at the band’s website.

17th – The Regent Theater, Los Angeles CA, US
20th – Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR, US
21st – The Showbox, Seattle WA, US
29th – Pitchfork Festival, Paris, France
30th – All Saints Church, Brighton, UK
31st – Liverpool Music Week, Liverpool, UK
1st – Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland
3rd – SWG3, Glasgow, UK
4th– Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
6th – Gorilla, Manchester, UK
7th – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK
9th – Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France
10th – La Cartonerrie, Reims, France
11th – Paloma, Nimes, France
12th – Magnolia, Milan, Italy
13th – Bronson, Ravenna, Italy
14th – L’usine, Geneva, Switzerland
15th – Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland
16th – Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, Germany
18th – Lido, Berlin, Germany
19th – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
21st – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
22nd – Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
4th – Orange Peel, Asheville NC, US
5th – 9:30 Club, Washington DC, US
6th – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, US
8th – Irving Plaza, New York NY, US
9th – Warsaw, Brooklyn NY, US
10th – Royale Boston, Boston MA, US
12th – Majestic Theatre, Detroit MI, US
13th – Thalia Hall, Chicago IL, US
14th – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN, US
15th – Majestic Theatre, Madison WI, US
17th – Skullys Music Diner, Columbus OH, US

8th – Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA, US
9th – Georgia Theatre, Athens GA, US