Avant-garde indie pop’s favourite sons, Deerhunter, have reappeared after two years in the studio to offer a stream of their fifth studio album, Monomania, some two weeks prior to its official release date.
Having brought the band into a field of overwhelming critical acclaim with 2010’s Halcyon Digest, frontman and creative engine room Bradford Cox succinctly describes the band’s new offering as “a nocturnal garage record”. What that means is a record with less of the mainstream polish that perhaps fuelled Halcyon Digest‘s popularity and a more gritty, feedback-laden recording.
Inspiration for this slight deviation can be divulged from Cox’s recent interview with Rolling Stone where he admits:
“The only thing that Lockett and I listened to before making this record was the Ramones and Ricky Nelson. And Pierre Schaeffer. And Bo Diddley! He’s the god of this record. But I don’t think there’s a single Bo Diddley beat on the album.”
Monomania is due for release internationally on 7th May, 2013, but you can stream it below now.
Listen: Deerhunter – Monomania
Deerhunter – Monomania tracklist
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 Antérieure)