In case you were wondering what was up with the subtle Deerhunter ad campaign on Pitchfork this morning–the word “Monomania” bathed in neon, lots of cross-dressing and masked men–here’s the deal: the band’s releasing that very record (Monomania) on May 7th, and they’ve released the following vague statement in relation to it…
Mystery disc of NOCTURNAL GARAGE. rat tapes / NEW FORMAT
is avant garde(?) but only in context not form (original intent of avant garde (1912-59) / before logic: FOG MACHINE / LEATHER / NEON
RECORDED VIA MULTIPLE 8TRAX into MCI MIXING DESK by Bradford Cox and Nicolas Vernhes in Brooklyn, Borough of New York JAN-FEB 2013
5th Longplaying Album from American (GA) Rock Group Deerhunter Resistant to HISTORICAL / FUTURIST SNARES (1959 _)
THE MUSIC GROUP: formed 2001, AMENDED JAN. 2013
Bradford Cox: Vocals, Rat Tapes, Fog Machine, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Treatments, Percussions, Melody Bass on Final Track, Microphone Placement, Typesetting.
Lockett James Pundt IV: Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Vocals on ‘The Missing’, Synthesizer, Percussions, Laser Focus, Neons.
Moses Archuleta: The Drumset, Videos, Percussions, Decorations.
Frankie Broyles: Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Steel Guitar on ‘Pensacola’
Josh Mckay: The Electric Bass, Wurlitzer, Transistor Organ.
Read between the lines and you’ll realize that bassist Josh Fauver has been replaced by Josh McKay. As for any other details, Cox alluded to the album in Rolling Stone a couple years ago, saying, “I guess my time as a musician has gone by so fast that I realized that I have no personal life. The other guys in Deerhunter, they all found things. And I just have monomania. I always will. I’m obsessive about one thing, that there’s one thing that’s going to make me happy and it’s making music, or there’s one thing that’s going to make me happy and it’s this person.”
Deerhunter, Monomania (4AD, May 7th):
1. Neon Junkyard
2. Leather Jacket II
3. The Missing
5. Dream Captain
6. Blue Agent
9. Back to the Middle
12. Punk (La Vie AntÃ©:rieure)