Atlanta, GA

Deerhunter are an experimental noise rock band from Atlanta, fronted by the compellingly odd singer Bradford Cox. Cox's vocal 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. Cox often exaggerates his otherworldly look by performing in Victorian-style party frocks and engaging in Iggy Pop-style acts of ritual self-abasement while his bandmates churn out an aggressive mix of industrial-grind guitars and fractured dance rhythms that often recalls earlier Georgia art punks like the Method Actors and Pylon. 

Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? out January 18 (via 4AD) follows 2015’s Fading Frontier. Album track “No One’s Sleeping” concerns British MP Jo Cox, who was murdered in 2016 by a Neo-Nazi. The new record was produced by Cate Le Bon, the band, Ben H. Allen III, and Ben Etter. Cate Le Bon’s DRINKS collaborator Tim Presley appears on the song “Futurism.” This past May, Deerhunter released Double Dream of Spring, a tour-only cassette.

Tight when they need to be but loose enough to explore the cosmos, Deerhunter sounds reinvigorated by the new attitude.
— Under The Radar