Weeks ahead of the release of Deerhunter’s seventh studio album Fading Frontier (Oct 16th 4AD), the group has released a glimpse into the mind of Bradford Cox in the form of a hand drawn Interactive Map, which offers insight on a wide variety of influences and “visual tropes” that eventually lead into the writing of the new record.
On the map you’ll find a vast array of topics like “Souless New Car Smell” to “Getting Hit By Car Walking Faulker (Dog.)” to “Japanese Ceramics” to “Tears of Fears- Songs from Big Chair” and so on proving that inspiration can come from anywhere, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they directly influenced the songs.
In a recent interview with Vulture Cox states, “I felt like I wanted to acknowledge the specific things that were influencing me at the time, but it can easily be mistaken as saying these are the things that influenced this collection of songs, which is completely not true.” In the accompanying interview you will also find topics such as “Pharoah Sanders, the Avant-Garde Jazz Musician” and “The Decline of the Music Industry” which are two out of five concepts from the map that Cox elaborates on in greater detail.
*LP pre-orders through the 4AD Store include a poster designed by Bradford Cox and are pressed on heavyweight vinyl which includes an MP3 download coupon.
Atlas Sound (Bradford Cox) is scheduled to open for some of the upcoming extensive tour – yes, Bradford will be opening for himself. Tour dates and pre-order 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