Songcraft can be a beautiful thing and Atlanta’s Deerhunter is capable of crafting and carrying a tune to surprising places. Their new single, “Death In Midsummer”, from their forthcoming album Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? on 4AD, drives this point home.
From the label:
Deerhunter have made a science fiction album about the present. Is it needed right now? Is it relevant? Perhaps only to a small audience. DADA was a reaction to the horrors of war. Punk was a reaction to the slow and vacant 70’s. Hip Hop was a liberated musical culture that challenged the notions presented wholesale about the African-American experience. What is popular music today a reaction to?
You can pre-order Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? from 4AD.