Sunday, January 27, 2013
still-sound 143. Deerhunter
This is the inner sleeve of Deerhunter's album Halcyon Digest. When I had my hair trimmed at Franky's Barbershop in Silverlake, Franky reckoned I would like Deerhunter, based on my admitted preference for dreamy, ethereal music.* He also mentioned that the lead singer of the band was "really tall". Franky and I seemed to share an unspoken understanding that this detail was somehow considerably important.
Franky was right. I love Deerhunter. I want to say that they inhabit a territory between My Bloody Valentine and The Pixies. But that wouldn't be exactly right.
Halcyon Digest comes in white vinyl. This was a pleasant surprise. Look how sharp it looks on my turntable.
I found some older music from Deerhunter; namely Cryptograms and Fluorescent Grey. Both are equally dreamy as Halcyon Digest but considerably more psychedelic and wall-of-soundy.
*I learned that the barber's name is not, in fact, Franky. Unfortunately I don't know his name. Franky was his dog.