Deerhunter – Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? (Album Download)
Deerhunter comes through with a brand new album packed with 10 solid songs entitled “Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?“. The opening track “Death in Midsummer” was released in advance of the record and features Welsh artists Cate Le Bon on harpsichord. Le Bon is also credited as one of four producers on the album, alongside Ben H. Allen III (Animal Collective, Cut Copy), Ben Etter and the band.
Deerhunter are an experimental noise rock band from Atlanta, fronted by the compellingly odd singer Bradford Cox.
Cox’s style blends vocal experimentation along the lines of Meredith Monk or Yoko Ono with a more direct and punky howl inspired by the Fall’s Mark E. Smith. Cox is also a striking on-stage presence: the exceedingly skinny 6’4″ lead singer has Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder of the connective tissue that gives him abnormally long and spindly limbs.
Deerhunter were formed in 2001 by Cox and drummer and keyboardist Moses Archuleta; guitarists Colin Mee and Lockett Pundt and bassist Josh Fauver completed the lineup over the following years. Deerhunter signed with the local Atlanta indie Stickfigure Records for their 2005 debut: nominally untitled, the album is also known as “Turn It Up, Faggot” (a phrase that doesn’t appear on the sleeve), an insult that Cox claimed was often thrown at the band during its gigs. Deerhunter then signed to the higher-profile indie Kranky (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, etc.) for their second album, Cryptograms, as well as the EP Fluorescent Grey.
The new music project is available on all your favorite streaming and download platforms.